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newbie...question about cannas

Posted by misspistachio 10 or 11 San Diego C ( on
Thu, Sep 27, 07 at 11:50

I was hoping to tap into your expert advice on cannas. Here are my questions ,do you stake your cannas?? I have cannas that grew to about 6 ft this year and as soon as they flowered....they tipped over. I have some others that were transplanted to a shade area that only grew about 2-3 ft tall and didn't flower at all.(I'll be moving them when they go dormant)
How do you keep your cannas from tipping?

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RE: newbie...question about cannas

This is my first year with cannas, and I staked my tall ones, but not until they got buds..just because I was a lil nervous about them tipping when the flowers is leaning, I am not sure if the stake is holding it up or what, but I'm not moving it, lol.
If you have cannas in shade, they will not flower. They need full sun. Are your 2-3 footers dwarfs or are they supposed to be tall? They may be that small because of the shade or because they are meant to be that small.
Don't know if I helped, but good luck!

RE: newbie...question about cannas

I have never had any tip, but I grow a lot of them, (30-40 plants) in one large bed. I place shorter varieties around the border.

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