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CANNA 2019

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by JWK, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. noisette47

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    Apart from a lottery win, can't think of a thing FC :biggrin: Thanks anyway!
    Did you see the Brugmansia thread? I can send Cannas and Brugs all together.....just let me know your address and which colours you want.
     
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    • HarryS

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      Not really a good plant to buy from GCs due to virus being widespread . The kind offers from Joolz and Noisette will set you up for this year :blue thumb:
       
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      • Verdun

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        Cannas from Hartscannas arrived a few days ago. Look good. Potted up. Should make large plants by mid summer :)
         
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          I have bought from Harts before Verdun, possibly not the cheapest, but as near as possible to guaranteed virus free.:blue thumb: Although the rhizome can carry the virus . Is it only seed grown can be virus free ?
           
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            My understanding is that Cannas grown from seed are virus free. That said, I imagine if there are infected plants locally, it will be passed on.

            Edit : I misunderstood I think, so probably not much help.
             
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              We have a few cannas in tubs. Durban and musaefolia.

              Musaefolia isn't grown for its flower which is small (if the season is long enough for it to flower). The plant grows to about 5ft tall and the leaves, as the name suggests, are like banana leaves - great for a tropical look. Its a brute and really needs its own pot as it the tuba grows huge in one season.
               
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                Not sure if seed sown cannas are always virus free Freddie.:) Be interesting to look into this.
                Harts cannas guarantee theirs to be virus free as I understand it. The only grower/supplier who does I think.
                Harry, yes they are more expensive but worth it. Cannas make such large plants and they are so easily propagated that only one plant is required so pretty good value:)
                 
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                • JWK

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                  I haven't bought any at this time of year before, have they sent you rooted plants in leaf or dormant tubers @Verdun ?
                   
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                  Rooted plants in leaf JWK. Growth should be guaranteed :)
                   
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                    So just roots no rhizolme developed yet ? @Verdun x
                     
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                      Rhizomes plus leaf shoots Joolz :)
                       
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