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None of my canna's came back!!! Is it too early?

Posted by Meadow_Lark 7 (NE Alabama) (My Page) on
Fri, May 27, 05 at 12:38

I am in NE Alabama (zone 7 - Huntsville)

Last summer I bought 3 different kinds of canna, all in beautiful shades of pink. (These were my first ones.)

Not a single one came back this year! I was told that if mulched - they would do fine. I went ahead and dug them up last night, and they are not viable.

I am so disappointed. AThey grew great all last summer. They were so pretty.

I moved here from Florida - an canna grew in the ditches along side the road. They were all in red/orange/yellow tones. When I saw the pink ones in a catalog - I fell in love with them.

I see canna in gardens all around this area - but they are all reds and yellows.

Are pinks not hardy?

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa... I wanna canna!!!!

Meadow Lark


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Next time I'll preview my message before I post, since you can't spell check in this thing!

LOL...

Meadow Lark


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RE: None of my canna's came back!!! Is it too early?

I think all cannas have about the same hardiness. Maybe they rotted?? Was it cool and damp this winter??


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RE: None of my canna's came back!!! Is it too early?

In Indiana you have to dig the bulbs up every year. At least that is what I do and have never had any problems.


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RE: None of my canna's came back!!! Is it too early?

Meadow Lark, I have quite a few up but my pink beauty has just started coming up the last couple of weeks and is growing slow. Still give it some time and see what happens. I thought I'd lost those and looked and there they finally were.

Nancy


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RE: None of my canna's came back!!! Is it too early?

Ooooo I hope they come back. They were the prettiest shades of pink. They were especially pretty at dusk...

I'll wait a little while longer, but all of the cannas I see around town are already well on their way...

Meadow Lark


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RE: None of my canna's came back!!! Is it too early?

Even here they'll survive all winter in ground near the house foundation, but they'll take FOREVER to grow. Much better to lift them and start them indoors a couple months ahead of time.


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