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Re: Re: Cannas in zone 7?


I had several nice groupings that I dug up to overwinter for about 5 years,
then let stay in the ground the last 3.  First 2 winters in the ground they
did
great, but not a single one survived last winter, which was colder and
wetter
(and colder for a longer time) than the previous ones.

When I overwintered them in the basement I layered them in tubs in slightly
damp soil additive (it's a light sort of leafy compost sold here to mix with
the heavy clay soil).  I'll remember the brand name later, I'm sure...

Libby
Maryland zone 6.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 9:39 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: Cannas in zone 7?


> Chris...I live in Zone 6 and they SAY that cannas are not supposed to
> overwinter here either. Tell that to my cannas. They ALL survive the
> winters here and have for the past 4 years. You should leave a few out
> and see how they do over the winter.

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