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Is it too late to plant Cannas?

Posted by susan32877 08857 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 19, 10 at 13:12

My husband's uncle was diagnosed with cancer this spring and never got his cannas in the ground. Some have shriveled and died, but others have sprouts on them. I told him I thought we should plant them anyway (we're in central jersey). They won't bloom, but I hope they will get enough from the ground to be able to dig and overwinter them for next year. What do you think?

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RE: Is it too late to plant Cannas?

I would plant them. What have you got to lose? At least if you plant them you may be able to keep them alive.


RE: Is it too late to plant Cannas?

Have you consider planting them in pots? You could bring them in this way and keep them growing as house plants if you have a good sunny spot for them and then later store them if you wish to start up again next spring.

RE: Is it too late to plant Cannas?

I think you can. I just bought some cannas and the stalks died to the ground and it is starting to grow now from the ground. I have it in a pot so I can bring it in and I think I might keep it growing over the winter because I want it to have a good start next spring. I hope they all do well!
Good luck!

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