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MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

Can anyone tell me whether there is any hope of resurrection for my cannas? I stored them as usual in newspaper and sand in the garage. Unfortunately I then forgot to keep an eye on them. They accidentally got covered by a plasic bag, sweated and almost rotted but still had some firmness. I dried them out and planted deep in a temporary planter and waited....nothing. I'm not sure what else I can do so any advice or hope would be really appreciated as I loved them dearly.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    How long have they been n the planter?  I take it they've been watered? Where has the planter been - is it in a warm spot?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    A little watering on nearby bedding plants plus rain. A warm sunny spot against house wall.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    And how long have they been in the planter without making an appearance?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    6-8 weeks

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    I think I'd give them a bit longer - it's been a chilly spring - I planted some lillies weeks and weeks ago - some came up about 3 weeks ago just as I was giving up hope, but another pot showed no sign of movement until yesterday, when a shoot just peeked through the surface of the soil - keep an eye on them, don't let them get too wet or too dry, and I'll keep my fingers crossed - let us know when they appear image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Thank you, its nice to have a bit of hope. I'll let you know if they do wake up.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Still waiting for any sign of life in the cannas.....ended up buying more, Canna Australia this time. Can anyone let me know any planting tips? I've got a nice sunny spot waiting for them amongst montbretia, purple heuchara and a tall purple flower who's name \i can't remember, with a few marigolds in front for good measure and I've just remembered I got a tiny euphorbia firecracker at a local plant sale.

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