I ordered 21 roots of several different varieties from Horn Canna Farm. When I received them some appeared partially rotted, but I planted all of them anyway. Only 12 sprouted, 9 did not. Of those that grew, the leaves were mottled and did not look right. I was afraid of virus infection, and did not want to risk spreading it to my other cannas, so I dug them up and discarded them. Very disappointing experience.
I ordered 33 bulbs last spring. Horn was generous and sent 1-3 extras of each of the 9 varieties I ordered. Unfortunately, every single one of them is infected with the virus. At least 1/3 of them didn't come up at all. Of the ones that did a lot are stunted. Every one of them has discolored leaves. I would never buy from Horn again. I'm just glad I didn't have any healthy cannas already or they would have been infected by the disease Horn sent me.
On Aug 4, 2011, smontgomery CHARLESTON AFB, SC wrote:
My mom has been ordering from here for years and last year I talked to her and how I wanted more "wow" in my garden, (I already had some cannas, but wanted more colors) she told me about Horn Canna farm. I was sooo excited to order from here, I spent nearly $40.00!! I planted them and waited....they started coming up and no blooms, nothing, notta...finally the tall ones started to bloom...they looked AWFUL!!! They were definetly deformed, I understand the virus is out there, but I have had to tear all my cannas out, even the ones I have had it myself for a year already, they were really fragile like, the small cannas didn't even bloom once, the tall ones....Oh my, they looked horrible, I wanted to cry, So needless to say I need to start all over again, but I am afraid b/c what if that virus is still in my soil even though I have tore everything out....I am just sick to my stomach....just becareful of being too much, maybe start off small and see what you get....
On May 30, 2009, griffinpd Sherman, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
I totally agree with all the good things and great reviews that I read about Horn's Canna BUT only 10 of my 18 Miss Oklahoma Cannas came up and the ones that did are sickly and stunted. (Yeah, I know they say they can't be responsible because of growing conditions, etc).
Of the 18 City of Portlands that I planted it is very obvious that are probably infected with "some" virus, they are definitely sick. I love my cannas. I am in a dilemma now. Do I destroy the other 180 - 200 plants of 14 different varieties?
I attempted to contact Horn's thru their web site but there was somekind of connection problem with their web site.