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CANNA - 2017

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by ARMANDII, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. longk

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    I'd call it graceful and classy! :biggrin:

    Mostly just Phostrogen. Bloody things need cutting out of ten inch pots after their first season. They push great big bumps into the sides of placcy pots :yikes:
     
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    • Linz

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      Very pretty @longk! Is it a mixed bag when you grow canna from seed? (some good, some bad?)
       
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        Thanks for the kind offer @longk but I have one similar (might be the same in fact) already
         
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          Hi,Thanks for the thread @ARMANDII,This will hopefully get my butt in gear! ive not started any off yet from seed,ive got Omega.Tuerckheimii and some others i need to dig out of the seed sack.
          Im hoping whats in the ground re sprouts too,Ehemanii & Musas,also a few in pots caribbean sunsets,rose quartz & Australis...also my cleopatra,that nearly made it to its flower opening last yr :blue thumb: @pete x
           
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          • ARMANDII

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            You're welcome, Joolz:love30:, I do what I canna.:dunno::heehee:
             
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              Here are some C.altenstienii seedlings three weeks after scarifying..............
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                They look like they are going to big leafed :) i got some altenstienii seed from Bilbo i had forgot about,im off work tomo so im going to get started finally,ive also ordered 30 Glauca seed from Karchesky :)
                 
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                  Yup! Banana leaves and up to two and a half metres tall :snork:

                  That's a beautiful species. They grow it in the pond in the Lily House at Oxfords Botanic Gardens.
                   
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                    I haven't grown Cannas for years so am trying these.
                    Sent for six rhizomes from Holland from a company called Farmergracy ,delivery March 1st.
                    3 of Rose Futurity.........3 of Reine Charlotte.

                    That is my buy on a whim for 2017.

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                      Good choice roders
                       
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                        I've 'attacked' :snorky: my canna seed today and several varieties in soak, C.altensteinii, C.speciosa, C.brasiliensis, C.lambata, C.musifoilia Grande and some mixed hybrids :)
                         
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                          I still name Altensteinii as my favourite, with lots of feed and tlc, 12ft+ is possible in one year from seed if sown early, a few years ago I got one plant to clump up to about 3ft across and stand at 11ft 6ins and flowering by the end of September :)
                           
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                            Started Jan 20th @longk 's canna paniculata. Do I wait for roots to hit the bottom before potting on?
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                            (Aspodeline lutea has poked up behind too :blue thumb:)
                             
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                              Might not have a choice, they grow pretty fast!
                               
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