this canna...which incidentally came from alice! usually gets up there in about the six foot range...although it's only about 4 feet in this confined area...i am really hoping to get more rhizomes from it...because apparently there are no more to be had anywhere at this time.
i was really excited to see one pop up after r move!!
this is unreal...i just posted this and saw the dragonfly!! 2 COOL!! LOL!
I planted a bunch of constitutions from seed but nothing came up, I just started my last 3 hopefully I get one to grow.. I know they arn't true from seed but thats what i like about the seeds you can have something close or totally different.. I planted about 10 different kinds of canna from seed this year and all but the constitution and the tropical white came up.. So I'm giving them one more try with the last 3 seeds i have of each.. Hopefully i can get one that looks as good as the one pictured
LOL!! nope apparently dave's site already copywrote my old pics for me...darn...i wanted you to see it...but now i'll have to take new pics tomorrow of some of the other canna that's really coming up nice...
the dragonfly will most likely never show up again..but who knows??
tobee your not in too cool of an area to try it.. I\m in canada lol and i can do it... No planolinda no its not hard, just nick the seeds, soak over night or even 24 hours and then plant they seem to just come up after that, as longs you keep them moist like your other cannas...
LOl! this famous alice is know as Abutilon here on daves...but she's also one of the leading canna breeders most likely in the world...aka Karchesky & Harris Cannas...take one look and you will droolllllllllll...for certain...www.karcheskycanna.com/ ...
sometimes alice comes to the canna forum ...she's is what i would consider the leading expert in my years of working the horticulture world when it comes to canna. ...LOL...that's why i say.."go ask alice...i think she'll know"...pertaining to canna! LOL!
i also have a few that brian from brian botanical have bred...like his zulu warrior that i also posted.
yes tobee zone 4 (must of missed that post) would be hard to plant cannas from seed.. I know here in windsor zone 6b, if i get them started and planted in a good sunny spot, I can get them to flower first year from seed.. Not always but theres a good chance..
I agree Alice and Brian have answered many of my questions.. I wanted to order a few seeds from alice this year but think the 10 different ones i had for this year was enough.. Next year I hope to add more.. We will be gaining a 6' x 60' piece of yard behind our fence which will be all garden, so hopefully I can toss some more cannas in there also.. We'll see what hubby has to say, I have 20 to count and if those 2 come up from seed then 22, He really likes cannas so i dont see why he wouldn\t be ok with a few more.. I added a few hardy hibiscus this year and hes freaking out, I think theres 7 plants total and all he says is another hibiscus?? dont you have enough of them??.. But the 20 cannas he just wants to add more..
my husband's just the same...you have 400 plants and you have to have another...ur husband would die a million times if he saw here!!
i do now live in a zone 9b...just since dec...but i just don't like doing so much by seed. it's fun and all and i have a couple hundred i do with usually 50% success...but then don't give it that much of my time.
i love the canna mainly because of the foliage...long after the flower come and go..or even before they come you have this beautiful foliage.
in the fall i cut my big striped reds and use them by my door instead of corn stalks!! LOL
Well because of you wonderful gardeners I am going to have to go get a part time job. I logged on to Alice's site and OMG. I have about 30 varieties but I fell in love with at least another twenty. I have enough Tropicana top fill California. I have dug and dug and they just keep coming back. I remember when they were $30 a bulb and now no one wants them. They are beautiful because of the leaf and the bloom but they are invading my garden.
I have two other spots for cannas but after being on that site I am in trouble. Only in my mind. I am retired, I do not gamble, do not drink, very few medicines, house is paid for, so what am I suppose to do with my retirement? I am so hyped because they had so many varieties I had never seen I am ordering tomorrow after breakfast when I am in control. Thank you. Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Happy Mother's day to me.
Anyone out there want Tropicana, only postage required.
tobee...lol...maybe our husbands are brothers? I have run out of the fake excuse that I need to purchase one more, "because I already have them in a row, but one died, and I need to fill in the hole with a matching one" Now he just says "Nice try..."
Is everything in your yard surviving this heat? Yipes...
come now Worms...LOL!!! don't be blaming little ole me!! but it is something or what. i have been dealing with alice for some years now and she's just the best...besides having the most outrageous cannas ever
MERRY MARY...a neighbor!! at last!!! my very first one in Daves...since i moved here!!...we best never let r husband ever meet!!!!
whoppppppeeee!!! finally someone close to ask question to...just YOUR lucky day merry!! LOL!
i hear the rumble of the thunder but NOT a drop of rain to be had...my husband hosed everything this morning...we were told by the town it's ok to use ur hose...we are careful anyway because last month when then put the lawn in there was a leak in the irrigation system...so r water bill was over 500 dollars...holy cow and a half...found the leak thankfully!!!
did you go to the spring fest in winter garden this year??? i'm sure you did, i was lucky since i'm brand new here that someone told me about it!! we picked up some great things there!
I've been on Dave's for years, and it IS always nice to compare notes with someone who understands Florida weather! Even though I live in a subdivision, I have several small koi ponds in my back yard. I like to put the cannas around them, they do fairly well in the water. For some odd reason we lost power for an hour this morning, and I started to panic with this heat and no air/filtration flowing in the ponds. My fish are all 20 inches, so even a short amount of time with no additional water flow can kill them.
We've had the same rumblings as you, all around us, but never ON us. I'm trying to keep everything watered, but the sun is starting to scorch some of my canna petals and they're just wilting ...
actually merry mary...i have also...but was in the coleus forum or cannas mostly...now i'm plopping myself in the florida area...i even think we may have crossed paths before...
you lost power!! WHAT NO!! please..so funny we brought our generator down with us ...we also live in a subdivision and someone said in the 5 years they have been here they never had the lights go out. shoot...in nj it would sometimes go out for DAYS...so we had to have a generator.
i have some scorched leaves 2..:(((( and i'm so worried we are leaving for calif on friday...it's so sweet the neighbors said don't worry..we won't let anything happy to your gardens..we will water them. how sweet is that!! i'm lovin it here!!!!!
and ME TOO! this is wayyyyyyyy to hot for anything or one!
Hi All! Just started with cannas this year, picked up a few from an ad in the newspaper. And then some of the generous people here on Dave's sent me some seeds, so am now trying to get them going from seed, too. I think they should take off, even tho I'm in the frozen north country. I'm trying to start them inside first and if that doesn't work, will try something different, as I have plenty of seeds to practice with. Seems to me, the problem I have is wind more than anything else. And if you still need a home for that tropicana, you just let me know!
I did this blog on growing cannas from seed. As I am the colder side of zone 6, it is more directed to winter and cold climate seed growers. Hopefully, it may help you in growing seeds cold climate.
I make a "greenhouse" out of one of my lighted hooded aquariums to use in winter for seeds, also.
It works really well :) http://growingcannasfromseed.blogspot.com/
Thanks! I can use all the help I can get! I am one of those " naive" gardeners. I just figure anything will grow, right? So just nicked some seeds, soaked them, and then stuck them in peat. Figure since I have to dig and store every year anyway, it won't matter, lol!
I have several requests for the Tropicana Canna. Anyone here have any idea when is a good time to dig. I would assume after the leaves are cut back. This my one of mine second year babies
from sometime this week..
Wow!! Those are gorgeous! I would assume that you are right on when to dig. I picked up my mixed ones this spring, and the lady had stored them all winter in her garage to keep them from getting too cold. She digs hers every fall right after the first freeze, and cuts the leaves then, but since you don't have to dig yours, I can only guess, lol! Sure wish that the wind would stop tearing mine up! Those leaves just don't like 50-80 mph winds, and neither do I !!
You can dig and store in the fall, after the leaves die down. But in reality, you can dig and divide anytime you'd like. I've been digging them up (not Tropicannas, but other colors) and replanting them all along. If you dig them up with leaves, let the cut side of the rhizome dry for a day or 2 before replanting, so the cut edge can seal. The leaves will wilt a bit, but after a few days back in the ground in their new location, with a little water, they perk back up.
I'm about an hour from Clermont...I need to make a trip over tothe Vineyard for some Wine & Champagne anyhow's !! I could probably make it over next Tuesday when the kids go to the movies with Grandma..that is if Mornings are good for you?!
dirty...it would be GREAT!! i don't drink wine...( my son is in the wine business...) but i did go up to the vineyard with a friend for a jazz fest and it was really nice...we r pretty close...d mail me and i will give you my phone #...
we r really busy now after being in calif for 10days...yikes...r sweet neighbors watered for us, but we had storms and have a HUGE mess to clean up...and we lost some things etc...u know what it's like...but i have some extra cannas!
If you haven't tried the Lakeridge wines before, go with an open mind. Remember, they are made with muscadine grapes! They have a different flavor than other wines. Many are put off by it, but I've grown very fond of the Southern White. As with Southern Tea, it's a sweet wine ( I fill a large red wine glass with ice and pour it on!) For hot Florida summer nights, it's great! The Southern Red, also sweet, is great for hot cider drinks at Christmas time. BOTH make great bases for red and white sangria!
We buy the Pink Crescendo champagne ..usually a couple cases at a time, and I've never been fond of wine at all (never could get past the smell)..but over the past 10 years or so we've been going to Lakeridge, I keep trying it...and now I like it..but only that one! *LOL* Maybe in 10 more years I'll come to like a white wine.
It very much IS an acquired taste! Muscadine grapes are very different.
I'm going to have to start listing pics of my cannas...I've been really bad about keeping them labeled and need names again. I think I also have a few mixed in there that someone created themselves, and never named. It was just a cross pollination and see what we end up with sort of deal.