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Cannas not sprouting

GrajeanGrajean Posts: 350
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 Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,593
    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.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,290
    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.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    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 ...
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 350
    Thank you. The GH unheated but we have very warm weather at the moment so fingers crossed they will soon sprout.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,676
    Mine are only just starting to sprout after overwintering in a frost free greenhouse.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    I think mine have succumbed to the long cold winter we've had  :(
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