Canna plants in Florida / Culture
My mother visited me in Massachusetts and fell in love with my Canna plant (Cleopatra variety). I'd like to give it to her but I don't know what to tell her about its growth cycles because of the Florida (Orlando) climate.
I had the tubers resting all winter (11-04 to 3-05). I started them in March, had them in pots on my deck by mid-April, and they are winding down their blooming period now.
Here are my questions:
1. Can I take it out of the pot, clean off the soil, and ship it overnight to be re-planted in Florida?
2. If it is better for me to order a canna from an online nursery and have it shipped to Florida? If so, what time of the year should I do this?
3. Can cannas bloom all year long in Florida or do they follow a temporary cycle? If so, what are the months to keep the cannas in the ground?
Thank you for your experience with this!