First snow!

busyasabee(7MD)November 24, 2005

First snow of the season fell last night, but alas this morning, all have melted away.

I dug up most of my cannas last week, but I still had several patches that I had not had a chance to work on.....those leftover cannas are now mush!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day! Gobble! Gobble!

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celebritymd(z7 baltimore md)

the cannas shouldnt be mush from the 1st snow....mine overwintered last year and it hasnt been that cold yet so i assume if u still wanted to dig them up they are still fine

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 7:12PM
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I came here from eastern Washington State 42 years ago. Maryland has been very good to me but I still do not care for even the little snow we get here. From what you are saying would a good mulching save the canna's from digging. Never grew them. Steve in Baltimore

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 9:46AM
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Dig them now. It's actually better to let them be hit by frost as cold will stop the growth and they go normally into dormancy. I used to grow them in ground and would dig only after a good frost. The cold isn't in the ground yet.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 2:08PM
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Can you overwinter cannas in zone 7 by mulching well? I've heard you can, but haven't tried it yet. Digging them and storing them really gets to be a chore.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2005 at 4:59PM
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gardengranma(6a/6b MD)

I am right at the borden to zone 7 (between Baltimore and DC), and some did overwinter. But they got started rather late and weren't as lush as the ones that I dug. May be I'll need to fertilize. I bring mine in and start some ahead of time so they bloom earlier. It is a lot of work though, I admit. I agree with Celebrity that only the stems are mush, the roots should be just fine. I dug mine before the frost because I have the feeling that we are getting a hummdinger of a cold winter.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2005 at 6:01PM
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Well, I'm gonna try to mulch them pretty good and hope for the best. My brother is in Falls Church. He said his neighbor overwinters his just fine. His father-in-law is in Richmond and plans on trying to overwinter his. I was hoping just to mulch heavily and hope for the best. I am skeptical. I thought these things were only hardy to zone 9!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2005 at 11:33PM
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