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Lynda_45
Jacksonville, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 7, 2011
10:38 PM

Post #8547037

I just received 6 dwarf picasso cannas. Do I need to start the bulbs in a pot untill they peep out of dirt, or could they just be put in the ground ? Thanks to anyone who has any advice about them.
Lynda
biscombe
Orgiva, Granada
Spain

May 9, 2011
12:17 AM

Post #8549027

any way would work

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8552618

In your area it would be better to just plant them in the ground so you wont have to transplant them. I always worry about disturbing the roots just as they are starting to grow.
Christine
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8552711

Check the leaves for virusing when they emerge, also.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2011
2:16 PM

Post #8552765

Great point Abutilon, the new ones I picked up this spring are now in the garbage. So sad!!
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8554251

Just about all the 'Picasso' I have seen in the last years has been virused. Very sad, as Picasso is a gorgeous canna.

I will be very happy if your Picasso are clean :D
It can happen. It has happened for me on varieties I never thought I would see clean again, but they were :)
Especially from isolated growers who have been out of exposure from the virus situation of the last years.
Lynda_45
Jacksonville, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2011
8:44 PM

Post #8559312

Thanks everyone. It always helps to get other opinions.
What should I look for when thet peek out?I'm not familiar with the viruses.
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2011
12:29 PM

Post #8564532

Look at Toni's post on the canna forum to see her pics.

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