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When to plant canna outside in the ground in zone Michigan

Posted by lakemayor 4/5 (My Page) on
Thu, May 25, 06 at 5:44

I live in southern lower Michigan and I believe we are a zone 5 other say we are a zone 4. Anyway, what month or what temperature would I plant my canna outside in the ground? I have started some in pots but I have too many and some must go directly into the ground.

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RE: When to plant canna outside in the ground in zone Michigan

  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (My Page) on
    Fri, May 26, 06 at 18:01

I put mine in this week. We are now ( supposedly ) past the frost date, so that is when to plant. They don't like frost. I'm zone 5 Canada, more northerly than you, but you know your area better. As I say, they don't like frost so when you are past the last frost date, go for it. The sooner the better. If you do get a frost, you can alway cover them with an inverted pot, unless you have a herd of them like I do. LOL

RE: When to plant canna outside in the ground in zone Michigan

  • Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
    Fri, May 26, 06 at 20:47

I'm about an hour south of Cleveland. I believe May 15 is our last date for frost. For you anytime after Memorial day would be fine. I've planted as late as July, and still got blooms.

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