Two years ago I bought Cleopatra in a 5 gallon nursery can, planted it, the two canes bloomed, died back and then the roots melted to nothing. Last year I got dormant roots , planted them, and nothing. This year I did the same from a different source and after 2 months, there's nothing in the pots. The Semaphore/Pacific Beauty I got from Plant Delights as a plant (it arrived about the same time I got the dormant roots) is doing well, right next to the empty pots, so I know it's not the mix or exposure. Any help on this would be most appreciated--I have all the variegated cultivars I know of, with the exception of Kansas City and Cleopatra, plus a number of bronze-leaf cultivars. I'm not familiar with how to do things on Dave's Garden, but when I figure out how to post a picture I'll post one of what I call Canna Court from last year.
scalplantmaniac... I have quite a few Cleopatra Cannas with very nice leaf varigation. Some of the leaves are actually Half Purple and half green VERY COOL indeed. Mine are virus free. They died back during a freeze in this past winter but came back stronger than ever. Mine have been on this lot for years according to the neighbors. I may offer some up for sale if there are enough people interested since so many people are having virus problems... However, I have never dug any of them up for mailing, so I will need to investigate how to do it properly. If I decided to move forward with this I will start a thread about it, so keep an eye out. Good Luck to You.
Ok guys and gals. I have several request for Cleo. I have decided to oblige those of you requesting here. I am already committed to a DG member for some of them.
I have a supply that will allow for a couple more small swaps or sells. These will be the only requests honored at this time. I will need to let them multiply again for future swaps etc.
I acknowledge...Abutilon, cjcjmass, and scalplantmaniac.
If cjcjmass and scalplantmaniac could D-Mail me we will work out the terms. I have already heard from Abutilon regarding this matter.