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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2010
8:10 PM

Post #8126957

This is my first time with cannas. Thanks to DIRTYGIRL sending me some lovely starts I am hooked. Only trouble is...winter!

Its soon gonna smack me in the face here. Well, hopefully not real soon, but fall is here and now I am worried on frost.

What do I do with them? I have them in pots! Dare I just bring them in the house? I doubt that they will flourish.. I really do not have a window for them, but anyway, whats the suggestions here?

This one set pods so I am gonna try to take the seed and start newbs next year, but what about the tubers?

(sorry about the sideways pic.. I tried fixing that, but it was a no go!)



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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2010
8:21 PM

Post #8126971

Here is a better pic of the bloom. Later in the season it developed a red stripe on one of the petals. I have no clue as to what it is.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2010
8:25 PM

Post #8126975

Same canna, just older...IM HOOKED! But how do I save them through the winter?

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smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2010
6:57 AM

Post #8127382

wait till the frost hits them the plant will die off, then just store the pots in a cool place (but not freezing).. You could also dig them up and store them some place cool also.. I store mine in my basement all winter in a rubber maid container all in separate plastic baskets that have holes all around for air.
jen
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
8:28 AM

Post #8127540

Ok, so Jon, you said that that one above is called Cleopatra! Awesome.

Here is that dwarf I have... it has a name, but not sure what! It had a flower very similiar to Cleopatra

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
9:44 AM

Post #8127638

Thanks Jen... pot and all works good. I could put them in my crawl space...but probably will have to worry about mice though. EEKS..dang critters...they are thick this year.
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2010
10:02 AM

Post #8127658

put them in the rubber maid bin weather kept in pots or just bare root the mice cant get them through there
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
12:50 PM

Post #8128026

Well, I usually bait the meeces down there, but still.

I will have to find a rubbermaid thingee! But arent those air tight? Wont they rot or mold in there?
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #8128382

Mine dont, The bigger ones i dont think are air tight.. I do get water build up on the bottom from sweat so I always put a plastic tray or somthing upside down then lay the stuff on that.. So it wont touch the water
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
7:02 PM

Post #8128729

good idea. I think I mightjust put the pots in big garbage baggies and set them down there. All I can do is try.

Now, how soon should one start next years seed?
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #8128828

I start mine out doors in mid may along with the rest of my seeds.. Here that when the sign of frost is gone.. You can start them earlier then the rest of your seeds indoors with a light or outdoors in a pot and just bring them in when theres a frost warning.. But here when i plant them in mid may i get flowers and even seeds on most of them.. The roots are fairly big with at least 3 shoots coming up by the time i cut them down
jen
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
8:10 PM

Post #8128886

Wow, thats a speedy BIG annual!
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 30, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #8129380

yes they do very well there first year..
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #8129446

Just remember...in Spring I'll be sending you some of the newer ones I have...I have split all the cannas from this pot...TWICE...and have them re-homing around the yard... these babies don't get very tall...and the colors keep getting better and better with every bloom.

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DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2010
8:23 AM

Post #8129452

here's my favorite so far...the red is soooo brilliant

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DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2010
8:23 AM

Post #8129456

and the pink

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #8129498

AWESOME yummy! I cannot for spring..can we skip winter???!! Cleopatra that you sent is doing well and had set seed! I will probably have to divide it too! I cant wait and hope I can save them through the winter to have a mass of them!

The dwarf yello bloomed but the others are slower and I am still waiting. Maybe I will put them in the GPS tohelp them live a wee tad longer before I bring them in for sleeping.

I will take another pic of your Cleopatra later today... Im working up Loofa pix and will be on that thread for a bit!
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2010
9:26 AM

Post #8129583

the dwarf I sent...is more like a 'Picasso'...it doesn't get the red strip like 'Cleopatra'...((I also have Mr. President growing...as well as a couple 'Sriped Beauty')) And working on a few more!!! I need a LIVING FENCE between my "outside tanning room" ~LOL~ and my neighbors teenage boys eyes!!!!!!

the pic is of my 6 ft. tall 'Cleopatra'

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2010
9:34 AM

Post #8129604

well, maybe the t-ager needs something else. Lordy, what is ist with prying eyes. But yano, if you dont have a fence, they gonna peak at ya!

OoooOooo! Thats a nice one! I want to try Pretoria nad some of the other stripers too. Im hooked.

My Cleopatra is only about 4 feet.. but very lovely.. I think it needs a bigger pot!

Still no new pic.. remind me again!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2010
8:09 AM

Post #8162102

Here it is! Cleopatra.. still going strong.. but on the wane!

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2010
4:45 AM

Post #8165671

I'm a newby to canna's, and wanted more blooms and no seeds this year, so I cut the pods back. Didn't get good blooming, some were in too much shade and others I think were too crowded.
Anyway, I have different plans for them next year, and would like to know how to save seeds.

Thanks,
Crit
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 20, 2010
9:22 AM

Post #8166055

I take mine off the plant when the pod turns brown, I take the seeds out of the pod and just place them in an envelope labeled till spring..
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #8166522

dang meeces got my canna seed.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2010
5:31 PM

Post #8166840

I would love getting a menagerie of colors if anyone has extra seeds they would be willing to share.

Do you plant them just like you would the rhizomes?

Thanks
Crit
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 20, 2010
7:34 PM

Post #8167021

you have to nick the seed and soak in water over night
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2010
3:48 AM

Post #8167410

OK, Thanks smurf. How big are the seeds?
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 21, 2010
5:47 AM

Post #8167529

they vary some are about the size of a pea while others can be smaller
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2010
11:46 AM

Post #8203080

Well, the frost got my canna plants and I whaacked them back. I am not sure on how I should store them. Right now they are in pots... and probably are root bound.

I thought of unpotting them and then putting them in a trash bag with pine shavings and storigng them in a cool place until spruing.. any ideas ya'll?
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2010
11:50 AM

Post #8203087

here the link for what i do
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1136165/

You can keep them in there pots and re-pot come spring also
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2010
3:21 PM

Post #8203387

Well, I reckon I will keep them in pots and re-pot them in the spring. Dont reckon there gonna grow through my winters!
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2010
3:32 PM

Post #8203402

No just put them where ever you store your winter stuff (out of the freezing temps that is) and come spring when new growth take them out of the pot..
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2010
3:33 PM

Post #8203406

The pots are headed to the crawlspace. I reckon that will be the best spot. Its cool...Hopefully not too cold.

Thanks for the help!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
5:14 AM

Post #8204209

Moving the pots to the house
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2010
5:27 AM

Post #8204243

I'll keep taking pic's thru the winter of my canna's for ya... *S* they aer still blooming like mad!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #8204277

Super! the least I can do is then sniff my PC's screen while I wait with baited breath!

I got them to the porch today to bring indoors for storage. Cleopatra did mighty fine! *G* thank you!
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2010
5:50 AM

Post #8204296

**LMAO** scratch N sniff monitor
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
6:15 AM

Post #8204327

Lets patent it! LOL!
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2010
10:45 AM

Post #8204865

Canna's in the planter out front

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DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2010
10:45 AM

Post #8204867

Canna's out back

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
12:19 PM

Post #8204997

Ooooh drool! Love that red/pink/pank one!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2010
8:10 AM

Post #8206336

Can't wait to plant a menagerie of colors next spring!

This is off the track of canna's, but...

Purple Wander Jew ... last chance if anyone wants starts of this. It is going to be 32 or below for several nights starting Saturday. I will be letting these little babies die off if no one wants them. If you are interested, please d-mail me.

Crit
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2010
9:20 AM

Post #8206416

Not sure if thats the plant I have or not, that purple wandering jew, but the one I had, I frosted its "cookies" inthe greenhouse last winter and it came back inthe spring! Mineis easy to root by cuttings in water.

Crit, show a pick of it, maybe you might get a taker!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #8206649



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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2010
12:27 PM

Post #8206650

[quote="Crit"]I don't have a pic, but it is on Plant Files here[/quote]

It is going fast but still have some left. I just hate to see my babies die when it freezes!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2010
5:52 PM

Post #8207249

Here is the one I have.. it was called sPurple Wandering Jew on the tag.. has another name.. I cant remember the spelling though transcandia or something of that nature.. does it look like this Crit? Mine gets pretty pink triangular flowers on the tips of it.

I was amazed it actually came back after "death" in the GPS! I had no clue on its hardiness! Makes a nice basket!

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2010
6:17 PM

Post #8207272

That is Purple Heart Wandering Jew. It is very cold hardy and comes back every year here too. The one that I have is a vine type wandering jew. You can look it up on the plant files. I don't know how to put a plant file picture on here. Mine is considered more of a houseplant, but I plant it outside during the summer.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2010
5:45 AM

Post #8207690

Yeah, they consider this one a houseplant too. I just did not have the room last year and it appeared to die on me and so I chucked the pot out there in the middle of winter thinking it was dead and I would get to cleaning the pot out come spring and low and behold the silly thing was saying howdy about the time I was wanting to clean out the GPS to get ready for the spring plants. Its huge this fall. I am not sure if it is typical for it to go dormant but if it looks like its croakign, I wil toss it out again and hope it comes back!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2010
7:23 AM

Post #8212620

Well, I moved my cannas indoors for storage. They are going in the crawlspace in their pots.. I will re-pot them in the spring. Hope they make it...
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 24, 2010
9:10 PM

Post #8275899

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2010
8:17 AM

Post #8276287

Merry and Blessed Christmas!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2011
12:06 PM

Post #8368270

Happy New Year! Guess its time to make a new thread...

Be back with the new link ASAP
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8368275

Ok, cannas... out with the old and in with the new!

Its 2011... Guess we need a new link?

Well heres a link started for 2011... come on down!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1150859/


Ok, Jon, I got my loofa seeds soaking.. they will go in paks tomorrow or the next day. Guess I best think on what else to be starting...

So whats that new canna you sent me again Jon.. show us ok!

Cant wait for dirtygirls to come too.

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This message was edited Feb 12, 2011 2:27 PM
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8442569

Well got DIRTYGIRLS cannas.. bunch to pot up.. hope its not goning to be too cold for them.

Drat, my loofas all damped off.. ugh. Gotta start more.
Lilyofthenight
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2011
12:40 AM

Post #8633502

bump
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8634097

Well, they are growing!! A few did not make it but by golly. most of them that got the spring frost did and teh new lot I got in is scrumpsheish!! Had a white one bloom and a red one, but they were kinda matted from shipping so I did not take [pictures of them and will do on the new growth! Im soooo anxiously awaiting!

So anyy o ne else startign a show?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8817742

OMG! I am sooo hooked on these now.. gotta get more gotta get more!!!!!! Oh gotta get!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8830390

Blossombuddy, would you like me to send you a box of canna's? I'm digging up all the ones around this trailer and I'll need to send some to the trash or find homes. Have no idea as to names for them, but some are yellow with red dots, some are all red, some are red and yellow mixed flowers together on the same plant. Some have all green leaves, some have green leaves with red stripes and some have all red leaves and red flowers.
The picture is the red and yellow mixed.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8836235

The one in the pic is Cleopatra! I would love her. you have Dmail Marti!

marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8836265

Heres a picture of the red ones with green leaves. The ones that have all red leaves are not blooming right now, but I'll watch for them.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
8:23 PM

Post #8836464

I love that!
tropicalnut777
Provo, UT
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8848038

blossombuddy..almost same winter conditions as u here.. not quite as cold..
i grow alot of musafolia..for the tall plants..and banana foliage... tallest ones got over
10 ' this yr..and some of the rhysome clumps are huge.. i cut the stalks down 8" from base..
wash the soil off.. and dust with cinnamon..(helps prevent molding) and i store in my basement
in a cold room (around 45F).. they do great..rarely do i loose any..and ya end up with bigger and
ALOT more to plant the next yr..YEA !!!!
good luck to ya !!!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8848049

Here is a link to a Thanksgiving Swap if anyone is interested.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1224241/#new

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2011
3:50 AM

Post #8848397

Tropicalnut, im gonna dust them with DE. Mya biggest issue is critters.. ants in particular. we live on the perverbial ant hill.. thank goodnes they are not fire ants but long about the end of march hat is when they start hatching in the house.. eeks! Last year I had good luck storing the cannas. I am soo looking forward to doign them again next year. Cant wait to get Martis!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8882850

Got martis a short while back.. I still have aone blooming in my pots.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8883255

I still have alot of canna's if someone is interested. Maybe Cleopatra. They have no tags but I did post pictures of what they look like.
This is one picture

Look above for other pictures.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8883439

Marti, thanks for sending me mine! That pic you got there is of Cleopatra!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8883926

I hope I sent you enough of the different colored ones. I tried to put in some of the ones with all red leaves. I just saw some canna's that are orange flowers with colorfull striped leaves. Very pretty. I'm going to see if I can get a couple. The place were it is growing has a rather large clump of them.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8884336

Oh that sounds so pretty.. Id take more...but I already owe you for these so bare with me.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8885806

marti ... If you have any left, I would love to have some canna starts. About the only ones I have are yellow with orange spots, dark pink with darker pink spots and yellow.

Thanks!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 11, 2011
12:22 PM

Post #8886066

Crit, I thought I sent you something. Not canna's? Well, I put some in a box for you and get them in the mail next week when my check gets here.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8886881

Hmmmm, will have to check on that. I did receive a box of some kind of roots but there was no note or anything with it. Maybe those were it. LOL I'll let you know.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 22, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8901667

Ok, I just saw a to die for canna.. it was a green and white varigated variety... anyone got it? Not green and yellow varigated, but white! WOW!

I am in the process of storging all the cannas I have.. I cannot beleive I still have a couple that are blooming.. they were in cans and brought inside our shed and saved from the frost! Most of the others have been cut back and drying out...

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 25, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8904946

marti ... I don't find any canna's I received from you. If you don't have enough, don't worry about it. Keep what you need for yourself!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2011
8:07 AM

Post #8904955

Crit, I have LOTS of canna's. They are still blooming. I will get some out to you. Would you like me to wait until spring? That way you don't have to worry about them during the winter. Or should I ship now?
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 25, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8904995

Whichever is easier for you is fine with me!!! Thanks so much!

I am getting ready to take the ones I have in pots out and store them. I like to wait until the first frost and let the vegetation die back.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 25, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8905088

I'll send them in the spring that way you will not have to worry about storing them this winter. Next winter your on your own. Thats one thing I like about Calif, I don't have to store bulbs and things. Just leave them alone and they come back in the spring. I'm also trying to get a few different canna's to send to you. I saw some that I think are "Tropicania". and will try to get a few of them for people.

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