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Cannas wanted please.

Discussion in 'Wants Lists' started by simon n, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. simon n

    simon n Needs sun to bloom.

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    As in the title please. I've tried most local garden centres and they haven't any.
    So, have any of you lovely chaps have any for sale please?

    Thank you.
     
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    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    Just check out the link, they've got some really nice ones thinking of ordering some my self. Thanks for the link HarryS
     
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    Ian , I have never bought a Canna from Ebay sellers , so no idea what they are like .
     
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    They have them at b and q... Dont know whoch variety, its dark leaves and yellow flowers. And right now u cn get 2 for £5

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      I've never grown any Cannas, but just wanted to try some
       
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      Be careful getting cannas from b&q and other sheds because they'll probably be infected with canna virus and will spread to all your other cannas via aphids.
       
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        Thanks @mowgley any tips to make sure they are not infected? Or any trusted supplier?


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        Thanks everyone, b&q haven't any in, but I'll try that eBay link.
         
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        B&q won't get then in till around last week in May, 1st week in June @simon n
         
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        @minki harts canna are probably the ones to go for.
        I got some from urban jungle and I'm not 100% there clean either
         
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          I've never grown them before so got some tubers from Morrisons to try....think I ought to read up on this virus business:blue thumb:
           
        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          if you buy them in leaf, you get a reasonable idea if they have the virus.
          Buying dormant tubers is not the way to go.
           
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            The virus is quite prevalent, so something to watch out for. Seed is best, but it does limit your options.
             
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              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              seed is ok if you just want loads of leaves and small flowers, mostly, unless you can get seed saved from hybrids, then you might get decent flowers.

              If you only buy plants with undamaged foliage you will be fairly sure of avoiding the virus, that is not to say it could infect your plants at any time via insect attack
               
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