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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #7662726

In doing some spring yard clean-up, I discovered these two pots of cannas I'd gotten on clearance at the end of last year from a local nursery. They had blooms and leaves then,and I cut them back at the time, but I guess hubby put them behind a shed and forgot to tell me. Like most folks along the mid-atlantic and south, we had an unseasonably cold, snowy winter. Any chance they might bounce back? I'm not overly hopeful because these are it pots -- which would normally kick up growth before the ones in the ground -- but my in-ground cannas are already popping up, and I see no signs of life from this pot.

They're identified as "Canna Futurity Pink". This is one pot.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2010
3:12 PM

Post #7662732

This is the second pot.

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smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 28, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #7662826

I would take them out of the pots, check the root for rotting, they could of froze being above the ground.. If there mushy then no, never know you might have a piece you could save..
jen
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #7662905

Thanks, I'll do that tomorrow. I've never done that before, so I guess that means rinsing all the dirt from the roots to reveal what's there?
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 28, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #7663283

I have to bring mine in for winter storage and i just knocked the dirt off till it was clean with the bristles of a broom.. However if your soil is wet, then yes wash it off.. You might have to anyways to see the total root.. Since your looking for damage.. if its at all muchy or black, could even be hallow.. then its not a good sign.. But like you said if your others are coming up, might not be a good sign..
jen
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 29, 2010
2:56 AM

Post #7663549

Thanks. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but won't get my hopes too high. It's a bummer though because these had really pretty peach colored blooms and were so beautiful. I didn't have anything like that (colorwise) in my landscape and was looking forward to adding some this year. :-(
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 29, 2010
5:00 PM

Post #7665333

Thanks much for posting that video link in the other thread, Jen! I watched it before I went out and tore into these cannas I was wondering about, and I found a few mushy bulbs/tubers, but several that were still pretty firm. I just planted them to see what happens to 'em. Will keep my fingers crossed and keep you posted.
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2010
7:33 PM

Post #7665714

ok sounds like you might be ok.. let us know how it goes
jen
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2010
10:59 AM

Post #7807492

And so did they come back?
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2010
3:04 PM

Post #7808099

No. :(
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #7808914

Oh drat!

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