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Pot first, then plant??? Zone 6a

Posted by BlueSkyEyzes 6 Connecticut (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 9, 05 at 8:25

I recieved two fairly large President Canna in a GW trade, I am unsure if i should pot them up for a few weeks, keeping them in the house or plant them dierectly into the ground?? the area i will be planting them in gets direct sunlight, until around noon each day...then partial shade. I am in zone 6a, connecticut
Any suggestions?? this is my first year with Cannas

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RE: Pot first, then plant??? Zone 6a

  • Posted by Jroot 5A Ont. Canada (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 10, 05 at 2:35

Don't plant them into the ground until ALL danger of frost is over. You know your area for that.

If you want them to bloom as early as possible, I would give them an early start in a large pot. What I did with mine ( zone 5), is pot them in a large one or two gallon pot ( dependent upon the size of the tuber), then put it out on warm days, but at night I carry them back into the garage. They don't like the cold, but would benefit from the time to form a good root system.

..... just my humble opinion.

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