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Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9055057

I was just given some canna rhyzomes. So how deep should they be planted ?
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

March 24, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9055240

I try to put them a little deeper, like 6 inches, if they are a taller variety and in an area where wind can get to them. But, being one of the easier flowers to grow, I've had a few sitting on top of the soil (my intention was to go back and plant them) and they rooted in and grew anyway. If they're small roots, about 4inchesdown will be fine.
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9055656

thanks MerryMary
They are the taller ones and yes in a windy spot so I will follow your guidelines.
Very much appreciated !!!
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 24, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9055714

i always go at least 6" down.. I dont measure so sometimes its more like 8" but as longs theres a good amount of soil on top of them they will be fine
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9056808

thanks smurf428, good to know . I'm gonna try to get them in this week.
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9057786

ya i just get my hubby to dig me a hole and once he says thats about good, i just toss the root in.. Theres no top, bottom, or side to these roots, no matter how you put it in the shoots will grow up... Happy gardening
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 26, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9058236

Oh thanks again. LOL, I hadn't even thought about that question yet...which end is up ?
MyRee
Brigham City, UT
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9062670

So, I potted mine in 1 gallon pots and have them in my plant room in the basement. My question is, how much do I water? some or not at all until they sprout up out of the soil?
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

March 30, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9062959

Not too much just yet...As long as the soil isn't dehydrated bone dry, they should be fine. When you're ready for them to get up and running, you won't be able to stop them anway! At that point, barely misting the soil, a sunny spot, and and let the soil dry out between waterings, until you see green...

then, you'll be addicted and get one of every color... :)
MyRee
Brigham City, UT
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9062987

Thank You so much. I bought a bag of them from Lowe's and one is already 9" tall, It had already sprouted before I planted it. I have 9 in all and don't have a clue the color.
I have >75 dahlias that I am doing the same with, 20 have sprouted, ---- waiting, waiting.
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

March 30, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9063027

Many of the canna varieties also have different patterned leaves, so when not in bloom they are still very pretty.
MyRee
Brigham City, UT
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9063029

I planted some from seed last year and they did well, but I got ill just the time they should be dug up and I lost them all. Starting over, but this time from tubers. I may have to order some different leaf color canna's next year.
smurf428
cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2012
9:15 PM

Post #9063901

the cannas i had before i moved and sadly had to leave all of them behind, however friends and family that received a huge bag were very happy. Anyways i would store them in a rubbermaid bin in the basement for the winter. Come may when it was time to plant them i would go down to the basement and some were already 2' high.. Sure they were all whitish yellow and once the sun would hit them they would just burn, usually i would just cut that shoot off anyways. Cannas know when its time to grow, weather were ready or not. I never once watered them in that bin, so dont stress out about the water until you get them out in that hot sun..
MyRee
Brigham City, UT
(Zone 5b)

March 31, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9064828

Thanks

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