Canna 2014

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  1. Bilbo675

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    Got the first flower spikes of the year appearing on my altensteinii and musifolia, they should flower before any dramatic change in weather, especially given the forecast is looking good :)

    Also got Cleopatra, Pretoria an unnamed hybrid and Australia still flowering after several weeks :)
     
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      @Richard360 Pm me your address and i will send you some :)
       
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      Something keep chomping on all my flowers? :gaah:i keep checking but finding nothing :gaah:
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        Slugs n snails Joolz... snails can be sneaky in their hiding and slugs bury themselves.
         
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          I stupidly bought a 'Cleopatra' tuber at Wyevale last Spring, it wasn't Cleo (I bet none of them were) and it as virused so it was destroyed. If anyone reckons they might have a Cleo tuber, pm me somtime and and I'll swap for a Canna Tropicanna Black tuber.
           
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            I dont have any Cleopatra anymore, gave them all away and the bit I was left with only had dark shoots and red flowers.
             
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              Strongy - I have some (courtesy of Pete) and have just sent you and Pete a PM.
               
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              Well its getting late in the year now but my Canna musifolia has just started flowering, I much prefer the muted tones of this and my Altensteinii which should soon follow rather than the bright and showy hybrids :)

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                Anyone fancy an id for me?
                The seed for this came from @joolz68 but the label went walkies.
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                Late flowering, and even then only if I bring it indoors. Tallish at 120cm...................
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                Really nice plain green leaves...................
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                Thanks Joolz!
                 
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                  Nice Canna but doesn't ring any bells, sorry Keith :)
                   
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                    Thats a stunner keith! :wub2:I cant remember what seeds i sent you sorry :dunno:
                    Was it from seeds i had collected last yr? or from my seeds i had bought from karchesky the season before? as she had sent me a packet of hybrids as a token(with my main order) which i distributed :)
                    Its a keeper for sure :dbgrtmb: x
                     
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                      It was the Karchesky seed Jooz.
                       
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