Canna 2014

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    As i could not wait again,ive had to nick and soak some seeds :) ive started off with 7 seeds taken from the orange hybrid i grew from seed off karchesky canna last yr,my mum plant from it plus australis,russian reds,blue thai,warz,cozey and many others seem to be ok overwintering in the sheds and greenhouse up to now,all sprinkled with sulphur power(hoping that helps :dunno:)
    I havn't ordered any new seeds as yet for this yr,as anyone else??
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      Ooh your tempting me now @joolz68 to start some off, but I'll resist temptation till the beginning of feb.
      I've got plenty of seed that came from the ones @sal73 gave me last year
      Got 10 seeds of 'burning embers' which my brother sent me from Canada
      Canna Warscewiczii which I can't seem to find :doh:
      You ordering anymore from Alice?
       
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        I have been looking on her website but im undecided which isnt like me!..i usually want the lot :heehee:
        Canna Ehemanii im interested in or some foliage types,i do have a lot of seed collected like you do but i need to add some differant ones to the collection...itd be rude not too :heehee: x
         
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          I've never grown Cannas but seeing that gorgeous Orange one @joolz68 i'm very tempted:doh::blue thumb:
           
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            If you look at all the cannas grown on 2012&2013 yrs canna threads loli you will be hooked :wub2:
            Theyve got me hooked for life :grphg:xx
            That orange hybrid did turn out to be a stunner,thanks xx
             
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              I was just about to open a 2014 thread, and here it is! Well done Joolz :dbgrtmb:
              Loli resist all temptation to start growing cannas ! Peters started all this off a few years ago his post is a sticky on here.
               
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                Yup, will help reduce fungal infection. More important for cut surfaces, and things stored "dry-=ish" - like Dahlias - but will do not harm. I pot my Cannas, adn they are kept a little bit moist in winter. Main reason is lack of time to pot up & start off in Spring (too much else needing my time) so potting in Autumn (using some spent multi purpose) saves that Spring job. Just add water and liquid fertiliser when they start growing :)

                C. musafolia is pretty dramatic, if you like that sort of thing? Easy from seed - but seed not that easy to find though. perhaps plant some Ricinus to go with them if you want "dramatic foliage" :heehee:

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                My shortlist (other than anything where you particularly like the flowers) would be C. Cleopatra (chimera, some leaves Green, some Red, some both :) and flowers Yellow / Red / Both depending on which variation of Shoot they appear on), and C. mystique (very tall, nice purple foliage, flowers are OK too)

                PM me if you need some seed
                 
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                  Thanks,ive asked alice if she has any seed for musafolia and cleopatra(varigated):)
                  I will look to see if she as c.mystique :ccheers:
                  I managed to salvage 2 seeds from my ricinus lasy yr and i took some from seed swap :dancy:x
                   
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                  You'll need a root of Cleopatra and Mystique I'm afraid :)
                   
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                    I seriously need a lesson in canna.. series,hybrids and heirlooms:doh:
                     
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                      All my Cannas are currently in active growth,

                      I got 4 rhizomes from the Jungle Seeds sale in October - 'Australia', 'Durban', Firebird' and Lesotho'. They suggested they they should be grown on rather than overwintered as rhizomes. So they had a spell in my lightbox, and are now too big and sitting on my sitting room windowsill.

                      The others, altensteinii, 'Cleopatra', pink and red indicas and a few from a packet of mixed hybrid seeds are in my garden room at 10C and still in active (but very slow) growth. However its too cold for them to flower. The flower buds, left over from the summer, developed in the garden room but then died and started to go mouldy. Previously my Cannas were kept just frost free over the winter and took ages to start growing again. This year I hope the winter protection will give them a head start. I would love more but I really don't think I have the space.
                       
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                        @Lolimac, if you fancy a go at growing these beauties let me know if you want any seed I have loads saved from the last few years :)

                        Myself I'm holding off for a few more weeks yet with the seed and rhizomes saved from last year are wrapped in the greenhouse and on the last inspection are looking ok, not too wet and no signs of mold - yet :)
                         
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                          You got me thinking now @PeterS about my cannas.
                          The ones I grew from seed (warscewiczii and sals seed) last year are still in the ground, had a poke around in the soil and they still feel firm :).
                          The 2 canna Australia's, sky hawk and Pretoria are in the greenhouse I'm thinking whether to sneak them into the house ;) and give them a earlier start.
                           
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                            the first awake

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                            also this year I want to try to wake up the rizhomas in the same way I do with alocasia

                            this is Canna la France , That didn`t move since September , so I want to try if rooting gel and a bag will help the rizhoma

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                            and finally the bag and a warm place

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                            will start the seeds soon as possible
                             
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                              I pot up my Canna rhizomes in early March. I use the infamous £1 Wickes buckets or 6" plant pots . I sneak these into the house when Mrs H is out . I find that the moist MPC , the warmth of the house and a little light ,they don't need to be on a windowsill, they sprout in about 9 to 16 days. They are a really nice plant to watch growing as the large leaves unfurl from the trumpet like centre :dbgrtmb:

                              @sal73 let us know the result of your bagged rhizome with rooting gel , could be useful to save a little space :blue thumb:
                               
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