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Cannas not sprouting

GrajeanGrajean Posts: 414
I bought 3 new cannas and potted them several weeks ago, still no sign of growth. They are in the GH in pots and soil kept damp.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,145
    I think you need to stop watering and be patient.  They need to get warm before they start to grow and the sun has taken its own sweet time to shine this spring.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,716
    Is the greenhouse heated?
    Were they in there during the very cold spell.
    I grow mine indoors [ much to OH's annoyance ], until the end of May.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,896
    Mine was in the garage over winter and was repotted a fortnight ago and now is in our warm and well-lit studio ... it's only just emerging ...

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 414
    Thank you. The GH unheated but we have very warm weather at the moment so fingers crossed they will soon sprout.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,045
    Mine are only just starting to sprout after overwintering in a frost free greenhouse.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I think mine have succumbed to the long cold winter we've had  :(
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