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07/06/2013 at 21:48

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.

07/06/2013 at 21:53

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?

07/06/2013 at 21:55

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

08/06/2013 at 06:35

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

08/06/2013 at 06:36

6-8 weeks

08/06/2013 at 06:59

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 

08/06/2013 at 07:27

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

21/06/2013 at 16:01

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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