canna lilies and worms?

wodkaApril 25, 2008

I have never planted canna lilies before, and had, I thought, picked out a perfect pink one yesterday at our local nursery. It was very reasonably priced, and I questioned the owner about it. Then she started telling me how everyone in our area has trouble with them being infected with worms......well, honey, that did me in. I said, back to the drawing board and put it back.

Are worms a common problem here with cannas? How do you control them or is it worth the trouble?

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mrskjun(9)

I've never had a problem with worms and cannas. Sometimes you might get a caterpillar dining on a leaf or two, but it's never a problem. And I have quite a few cannas.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2008 at 7:21PM
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sierrasgreenpigs

I have always had a problem with canna leaf rollers. They can be controlled, but you have to stay vigilent when they attack. Here's a site where you can get more info.

http://msucares.com/newsletters/pests/bugwise/2004/bw0804.pdf

    Bookmark   April 25, 2008 at 11:31PM
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