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  • Canna Plants

    4 posts, 4 voices, 1239 views, started Nov 2, 2009

    Posted on Monday, November 2, 2009 by Marya1961

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    • Turquoise
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      I love the look of Cannas..they add so much to a garden and talk about the hummingbirds that get total enjoyment from drinking the nectar.  We have some beautiful red ones and late spring we plant them and they emerge through the summer.  They hold their color and the leaves are big and bold...very tropical looking.  The only drawback is they can take over so plan on plenty of space for them.  They come in a few different colors, so it is easy to plan a rock garden with them in it.  The bulbs need to be removed around mid-November and placed in a dry, dark room indoors.  We keep ours in a box covered in the garage and then start the whole process over again.  They don’t require lots of fertilizing, making this a great addition.



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          Deana Tankersley wrote Feb 9, 2010
        • yea, I agree they r pretty low maintenance and I’m hoping the area I planted them in, they will kind of feel up a bit..I only have the beautiful reds..love watching their mighty blooms..



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          Tuliplady wrote Feb 9, 2010
        • Oh, I LOVE cannas.  Some years I don’t get much bloom before we get hit with frost, but I grow them for foliage anyway, so the flowers are just a bonus.

          In the past I have planted them as a hedgerow type thing.  Last year I planted a couple that didn’t survive.  I forget what happened to them.  This year I plan on lots more.

          The only drawback with cannas in my area is that they take a lot of watering.



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