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Deadheading Cannas?

Posted by sweetjolieblon Kansas (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 23, 05 at 0:01

How do you deadhead? do you just strip the old petals off or do you cut the stalk? mine bloom and then there is another taller stalk, kind of stacking- sometimes with a green round thing on it (what is this?) and i have problems keeping them in bloom all summer. the vegetation stays nice. i tried cutting the stalk last summer but didnt get another bloom when i did that. i love my cannas. they stay in the ground all winter and come up every spring (with lots of mulch-and on the south side next to the house). thanks in advance. joan


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RE: Deadheading Cannas?

I just remove the spent flowers every couple of days (it's fun). I like the exotic architectural look that the seed pods convey so I don't like to cut the stems unless they've flopped over or have a lot of insect damage.

Otherwise, I just make sure to keep them well watered and fertilize often but lightly.

MichaelAT


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