overwintering cannas

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736
I still have 3 cannas to lift. Where is best to store them, I have an unheated GH, but would prefer to put them in a coldframe if pos (space) or should I do as in previous years and put them in the garage where its a bit warmer. thanks.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,279

    They won't be growing so don't need light. I would put them in the garage, with  peat or MPC around them and perhaps in a polystyrene box to keep out the frost.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Monty Don showed that on Friday night. Cut them down to about 8 inches, put in an old bucket, cover with old compost or leaf mould and put in a cool dry place, no light needed. Water very occasionally, just so they don't driy out completely. Although I must say, I just let my dry out and soaked them in Spring for an hour or two before planting, they came up big and strong.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,279

    Mine are in big pots. I just let the pots stay in the greenhouse which has a froststat on  the heater.I let them get quite dry. I dont water until the weather warms up in the spring.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736
    Lost mine last year, after 2 successful years. Not sure what went wrong.

    So back in the garage then this year they will go.
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