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Re: RE: cannas

They're native to the Everglades, Donna. Called "swamp lilies." Grows all year and blooms most of it. We [the nursery] plant lots of them on the littoral shelf of retention ponds, along with a lot of other natives--soft bullrush, arrowhead, and so on.

On Sunday, September 12, 2004, at 08:25 AM, Donna wrote:

Hopefully someone else will respond to this with more experience....

Pam (bless her heart) sent me some in March (?), way to early to plant
outdoors here in zone 5. I did pot them up and they continued to grow in
my sunny front window till I could move outdoors. Other folks in this
area do start them in pots to get ahead start on the season....

I have stored them in the basement (cool, but heated) some years it
works, others they rotted. Since conditions and pre-storage concepts
where exactly the same, not sure why.

What I don't know is if they need a dormant period? Jim, Pam do they
grow all year for you?


Another question- I have just received some large canna roots from a person that can leave them in the ground year round. Since my climate is too cold for that, what is the best way to store them? I can put them in the basement of my husband's office next door. It is extremely damp in
basement (there is an exposed sump pump system for flooding), and I'm
sure how cold it is down there.  The furnace is in the basement, but I
believe that the basement is heated.  The house is heated by hot air,
there is duct work that might keep part of the basement cooler.
There's a
garage next door that's not heated. There's an attic next door which
insulated, but unheated. Can the canna be planted and grown in front
of a
sunny patio door for the winter?

What do you think?

Long Island, NY
Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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