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Anne17Anne17 Posts: 93

i was given a Canna lily, which has flourished in the garden, and grown quite tall, with amazing flowers. i just love it and want more. I found a couple in the "dead zone" of a garden centre. They've finished flowering and look very pot bound

my question is, should I plant it now or wait till next year, do I need to dig it up over winter, like dahlias and can I split it into several plants- and if so, when ?

ooops, that turned into several questions !imageimage

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,955

    Leave in pots for now.

    Treat like Dahlia tubers, over Winter. I put mine in pots and keep slightly moist, although many would say not to do this.

    You can divide the plants in Spring, when they are starting to grow, just ensure each division is showing a growing point. I start mine indoors in February.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,728

    Might sound a stupid question , but what do you mean by "canna lily" 

    Google "canna lily" and you'll see 3 completely different plants. 

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,380

    I got someone very confused once Hosta - I thought they meant Calla lilies when they meant Cannas, because they said Canna lilies  image

    Perhaps Anne could clarify which it is! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,955

    I assumed Canna, that was certainly what my advice was for.

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  • Anne17Anne17 Posts: 93

    Well I thought Canna and Canna lily were the same thing

    they have big dark leaves and a thick stem, and deep red flowers on it

    will try taking a pic later, still in my Jim jams image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,380

    Cannas then Anne  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,955

    That one looks a bit weedy Verdun! image

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    There is a star that shines for you
    Silver splits the blue
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,728

    Cannas indeed Anne. 

    Some folk call Zanteschia Aethiopica, Canna Lillies. Ironically, neither are members of the lily family. 

    Just thought I'd check. I wasn't trying to catch you out honest. Hope you don't think I was. 

    Advice as above. Mine have succumbed to Canna virus which is doing the rounds but I'm giving them another year to see how they cope.

    Devon.
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