Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

Has anyone bought Cannas from this place? Were the rhizomes a good size?

http://canpelkniblooms.com/Default.aspx



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Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

If anyone is interested I bought 1or 2, OK maybe alot more from canpelkniblooms and they are fantastic,highly recommend her.

Sydney, Australia

That is lovely Mya perhaps in warmer weather ...too cold here right now, nice that you found a good supplier, how odd they come from such a cool place though. I would have thought the tropics may have been better for such things.

Clifton Springs, Australia

Yellow King Humbert and En Avant.....I must resist..I must resist.
I love the blotches and spots....
What a great site for Cannas..
Thanks Mya, I think.

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

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That is lovely Mya perhaps in warmer weather ...too cold here right now, nice that you found a good supplier, how odd they come from such a cool place though. I would have thought the tropics may have been better for such things.


They do just as well in your climate as they do in mine Chrissy, however if you get frost they will die down and come back up in spring.These plants are as tough as and beautiful to boot.

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Thanks Mya, I think.Yellow King Humbert


This is one of many that I got ,so once it gets bigger, I'll send you a rhizome.I placed the new ones from this nursery in 140mm pots ,2 weeks ago and they have already got roots shooting out the bottom .

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This is a nursery in the States that I have ordered Canna seeds from.....hey Chrissy,Cestrum and Dianne check out the Brugs they have on this site,just beautiful

http://www.karcheskycanna.com/

West of Brisbane, Australia

I will not.
I will not.
I will not be tempted!!!

Clifton Springs, Australia

Alice Harris posts on BGI, Mya....she is responsible for some magnificent Brugs....how amazing is the one called Ribbons...don't know if I like it or not...

What about the Australian collection of Cannas called Zodiac.....beautiful aren't they.....
and Bernard Yorke's Moulin Rouge as well....WOW

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

I've emailed this fella for his current canna stock list..........I'm a gonna already Cestrum....

Dianne this guy is amazing,I'm hoping he'll sell me some of his beauties........Cannas are the most amazingly striking plants around, especially with the different coloured foliage.

http://cannas.com.au/

barmera, Australia

Oh oh another addiction coming on. No no no I just haven't got the room. They're beautiful. Colleen

Clifton Springs, Australia

I've requested his mailing list, Mya.....checked Ebay, nothing available at the moment.

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

OH MY Dianne have you checked Bernards list,sounds absolutely mind blowing,the choice is delectable and sooooo cheap, unbelievable..........

Clifton Springs, Australia

Yes, I did, Mya.....unfortunately the ones that I wanted were out of stock so he suggested to go back to http://canpelkniblooms.com.
He said with the floods and overseas orders, not a lot was available.....On his first email he forgot to say that the ones with the crosses weren't available...boo hoo.

Clifton Springs, Australia

I will have a look again at the other site....my favourites were from there.

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Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

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Yes, I did, Mya.....unfortunately the ones that I wanted were out of stock so he suggested to go back to http://canpelkniblooms.com.
He said with the floods and overseas orders, not a lot was available.....On his first email he forgot to say that the ones with the crosses weren't available...boo hoo.


My email stated that the ones with the crosses were the ones available so I only ordered the ones with the crosses even though I badly wanted the Moulin series.I've paid for them all and they'll be sent next Friday so they'll be here on Tuesday.Which ones were you after?

Clifton Springs, Australia

I must be dyslexic Mya, because the ones with the crosses were the ones available.....told you the wrong thing.
Alyce Fowler, Moulin Rouge,Polonaise, Ruffian, Howzat. only Golden Brolga was available....

I am reconsidering now......sounds like great service......

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

Yes he sounds a really nice person,he'll send the rhizomes tomorrow,I paid him through paypal so he got it instantly pretty well.
I ordered

1. Bambi
Round flowered spotted yellow X M

2.Firefly
Variegated striped orange formX M

3. Maverick Magenta
Unusual shade with dark foliageX

4.Indica Red Stripe
NEW IMPORT. Unusual foliage of either green or burgundy with red
stripes, good foliage.X

5.Blanche
NEW -Pure white X M

6.Musaefolia var Grande
Similar only maroon stems, choice imported, orange flowersX

7. Moulin Rouge
Large salmon orange, round bloomsX

8. Port Denison
Bright pink with near black foliageX

9. Salmon Glory
Just what the name says...vibrant burnt salmon. Good dark foliage as
well.X


10.Binbee
Dark upright sword like foliage, intense orange blooms.X

We picked only one the same.....good swaps later as they multiply pretty quickly.....apparently Judy is a Canna collector as well.Maybe if she reads this she may come back to us .


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Clifton Springs, Australia

Mine are on their way too....here is my new list

Moulin Pink Large round pinkX

Monet Sunset Yellow heavily spotted burnt redX

Golden Brolga Hot orange with yellow splashingX M

Fiesta Giant lemon flowers with red centres, eye-catching.X

Capers Yellow heavily spotted at centre, Capri SeedlingX M

I see that you have gone for foliage and I have gone for spots...

The garden that mine will go into, is full of Proteas, Grevilleas, kangaroo paws and grasses, it's my bird safe garden. so they will all go in there with an old fashioned orange that is already there.....except for the pink, Moulin Pink...I have another spot for her.

Where will you put yours?








Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

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Where will you put yours?


Anywhere that's safe,hahaha from the wallabies and possums,wish it were that simple for me to be able to plan orgainised gardens.I have just completed a section for some cannas on the side of the house(stalag 13),I'll take a pic of it in the morning.


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Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

Judy's beautiful cannas

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/945699/

Clifton Springs, Australia

Thanks Mya, I hope Judy comes back on at some stage, miss her pics and comments..

Sydney, Australia

just a quick comment as the nurse is due here any minute ...I remember Judy had a mum who was very ill and perhaps something has happened, I hope not,
but Judy may have had family stuff to attend to.
I know how hard it is to care for the sick and try to keep up with the garden and friends.
She may have had to move after the floods or for other reasons.

Judy if ever you are peeking in ...we all miss your lovely pictures and interesting and happy chat.
If the garden is gone come back anyway ...

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

WOW these are but a few of the beauties Bernard sent me,real value for money and very generous.......

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Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

and another one......

Diane, have you received yours yet?

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Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

my new cannas planted last weekend...stalag 13

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barmera, Australia

Wow Mya They look really happy. Good on you.Colleen

Clifton Springs, Australia

Mine might not arrive until Monday, Mya......parcels from Q, usually take 3 days.
You are right about the size, they are beauties......I have my places dug, just waiting for the future occupants...
Dianne.

Sydney, Australia

They look good Mya love the Chicken wire fence ...it must be awful to have to deal with those munchers ...good luck! we are getting frosty mornings here ...:)

Clifton Springs, Australia

They arrived and Bernard managed to fit in a bonus as well....he is a good seller...they are very good sizes, Mya.

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

Hi Dianne
Check your D-Mail please

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

My cannas that I planted a month ago have tripled in size, they'll be flowering come October/November.

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West of Brisbane, Australia

Judging by that wire enclosure, I'd say your cannas must be very tasty LOL
Will look a treat when they burst into flower!

Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

I take no chances these days with plants.......too upsetting if they're eaten

West of Brisbane, Australia

No possums here but there seems to be every other leaf-eating creature in existence!
Here are my orange shrimp plant cuttings, some looking healthier than others. (All taken around the same time as yours.) My biggest problem is generally overwatering, so I've been miserly with the water. So much so that I almost lost some of them to drought! Might be time to pot up the largest ones but keep them in the sunroom until spring.
Oops, I thought I was in the other forum where we were discussing shrimp plants. Sorry, nothing to do with cannas ...

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Magnetic Island, Australia(Zone 11)

Looks like they all struck anyway,regardless of size only one of mine survived.didn't help me lifting up to see if any roots had formed yet,sure that was the main reason for the loss of cuttings , my impatience........

Our temp last night was 19C but we have dropped to 14C for some nights throughout this winter,so the warmish nights are certainly helping my cuttings.The other side of the island gets down to 8C....10C (night) so they are really cold there.Feel for you and your frost in SEQ must be hard to take especially when you know some of your precious plants could get damaged.

West of Brisbane, Australia

You're on the right side of the island, Mya! Let me know if you need some more cuttings in spring :-)

PS I'm following up on the orange shrimp cuttings in the other forum: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1194065/

This message was edited Jul 17, 2011 1:09 PM

West of Brisbane, Australia

PS Using clear plastic cups (even though you have to drill holes thru the rigid plastic) does let you see the roots form. Look at the roots on this brug seedling--would never have guessed their extent from the miserly pair of juvenile leaves on top.

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