Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:46
I would not want to add cannas with virus to the compost heap.
plants do sometimes grow out of a "poor" state. Whatever escallonias had, for example, was overcome by a hard prune. A cotinus with phytophthora has been kept going by a hot summer or two near a hot dry wall so nature can come to the rescue. Watering with a hose seems to being it on again so maybe a message there...??
will be interesting to see how you get on with you cannas next year. A local nursery destroyed its whole canna stock this year.
will check that Hart Canna sells virus free stock
Anne and Chrissie, a picture I posted this morn is of Tropicanna Black. It was bought as a small rhizome early Spring 2015. It is now over 7', been flowering for at least a month, and lots of stems, leaves and flowers to come. So, it is not a lomg waiting game if you give it warmth and good conditions incl plenty of water in the summer
look out for Tropicanna Gold too.......nice contrast