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When to plant

Posted by stang67_v8 Nac, TX Z8 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 3, 05 at 13:13

Is it ok to plant cannas in Z8 yet? Most people around here leave them in the ground year round, so I'm assuming it is.

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RE: When to plant

  • Posted by Josh z8 GA (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 4, 05 at 7:17

I think the recommendation is to wait until the soil has warmed and night temps are above 60 degrees F if you're planting rhizomes. After the first season you can indeed leave Canna in ground yearround in your zone 8.

Some people (in colder zones where nonhardy) start them in a pot inside early in a warm place, watering very lightly until the first leaves appear, then placing in sunny window, to get an early start. But in Zone 8 they grow so quickly when planted outside it doesn't seem necessary to start inside early...just your choice. Good luck. josh

RE: When to plant

Cannas are hard to kill here in Texas. If you're worried just mulch well. Robin

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