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.
[quote]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.[/quote]
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.
[quote]Thanks Mya, I think.Yellow King Humbert [/quote]
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 .
[quote]ENTER AT OWN RISK [/quote]
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
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.
[quote="Seachanger"]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.[/quote]
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?
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 19°C but we have dropped to 14°C for some nights throughout this winter,so the warmish nights are certainly helping my cuttings.The other side of the island gets down to 8°C...10°C (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.
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.