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by davidk07 on July 31, 2006 12:18 AM
Is there any special germination technique when trying to get canna seeds to start? I've never started them before.

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by njoynit on July 31, 2006 04:15 AM
they always recomend fileing them(which is not very easy)& can be purchased pre-filed.And pre soaking or pouring boiled water over them.But if are fresh canna seeds you can pot them up and keep in full sun& keep moist& they will sprout.I've sowed a bunch of my seeds this year& they've came up fine.I need to thin my canna corral out as they are still sprouting& getting quiet crowded.they will bloom the 1st year& will be different from the parent plant.Not all cannas set seed.some are seed setters some are not.My canna journeys end does not set every bloom I got 3 seeds from the 1st bloom& none from the 2nd& 3rd.so far looks like ahve 2 pods this round& ones very fat.

I keept the pot moist like watering it a few times a day&I did try 3 in ground by porch a few feet away& they've came up.but the soil is not rich there.

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yes.1 is purple leafed.I also have a very tall purple leafed canna that sets seeds.It may be one of last years seeds.I was still thrilled.Though i love my purple canna and it grows 7 ft plus.It blooms later in season.

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by patches1414 on July 31, 2006 06:42 PM
Thanks for the information! [thumb] I have some of the Dwarf Cannas which I like very much, so I might try to grow some from seed. [Wink] This will help a lot.

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by jbaby7162000 on August 08, 2006 08:50 AM
i have some yellow canan seeds and ive files rubbed on rock,everything but shoot them,cant break that outer coating,what do i need to do.

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by patches1414 on August 08, 2006 12:32 PM
I take a fingernail clipper and use the corner of it to take a tiny nick out, but you just have to nick the the hard coat and be careful [thumb] not to go too deep. [Frown] It works great for me!

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by jbaby7162000 on August 09, 2006 02:02 AM
well i have a red canna and it dont have any seeds,its purple leafed,it developes a pod thatw red when the flower is gone but it dont have any seeds,and the hummering birds just love it.

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by Tonya on August 09, 2006 03:31 AM
Is this a seed pod? [dunno]

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This year was my first with blooming cannas...

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by TulsaRose on August 09, 2006 04:12 AM
That's it, Tonya, and it will get larger so let it completely dry on the stem before you cut it off. There will be several large black seeds in each pod. The one you have pictured may be the only one for that particular stem but they usually make several pods so let it grow to see what happens. [Wink]

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by Tonya on August 09, 2006 05:27 AM
Thanks Rosie! [kissies]

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by njoynit on August 10, 2006 04:26 AM
I got my 1st seedling bloom.looks to be they'll bloom in 90 days? or in that range.
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My russian reds are still getting taller.I love them!But they take like 4 EVER to bloomBut are still quiet tall 7 ft already& still going.

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by plantqueen on August 10, 2006 07:29 AM
I don't have any of those. I will have to get some of them. Very pretty!

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by patches1414 on August 10, 2006 12:33 PM
Very nice, njoynit! [thumb] I have some yellow Cannas too but they are the dwarf variety. [Roll Eyes] I really don't have the yard for the bigger ones! [Frown]

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by njoynit on August 12, 2006 09:17 AM
this ones only a lil over 2 ft.I don;t know if it will be about this height or 3-4 ft.I know I need to move the blooming ones as they bloom from the pot.My tall russian reds has one decide to start shooting a bloom stalk up.& journeys ends 2 larg pods only had 3 seeds but they are large seeds.I sowed all 3 seeds& will likely cut it close to blooms on those 3 seeds.
I didn't have any yellow cannas so was quiet happy.just not decided where to place it yet.Thinking of the flag pole.

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by njoynit on August 18, 2006 07:11 AM
Here's that russian red canna blooming at night.I had let the dog out& it had opened.So back for the camera I went while my dog did her thing.

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yes its over 8 ft tall.The roots are shaded so imagine that helps alot,plus is well fertilized being a neighbor brug gets plenty.

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by patches1414 on August 18, 2006 08:24 PM
Wow, those are huge and it must be sight to see with them being over 8' tall. I have the dwarf ones and they only get to be about 4' or 5'.

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by njoynit on August 19, 2006 03:01 AM
I have a dwarf.Lucifer.It grows about 18 inches.You would find it in my yahoo photos.2003 albulm.It does not multiply rapidly like the other cannas either.

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by Thornius on August 19, 2006 03:26 AM
I planted 30 red cannas this year. They are about 4 feet tall and are going to seed now. I have a medicine bottle full of seeds already and they are still loaded with seed pods that are not quite ripe yet.

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by buzylady on August 19, 2006 03:58 AM
Anyone willing to part with some seeds? I had a canna but it didn't come back.

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by njoynit on August 19, 2006 03:29 PM
I can do you some seeds [Big Grin]
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by comfrey on August 19, 2006 05:43 PM
I read in one my books that when you start one from seed it takes about 6 months before it will bloom...So if yours only took 90 days then you did great. They can be started indoors about a month before spring, then set out when the night time temps are 50-60 degrees at night.

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by njoynit on August 20, 2006 02:27 AM
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I keept them watered.When I checked their soil temp the other day...it was 124.So I've NOW understood why some of my plants leaves are yellow....soil is HOT.I should have gotton the hint when my feet burn as I run across deck barfoot unless I'm running water as I go [lala] That 1st one took 92 days.The others are still growing& they are still a lil crowded cause I've not moved the blooming one out yet.Right now I'm playing with weeds so can start a compost in garden bed thats finishing up its season(what didn't bake that is.)

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by comfrey on August 20, 2006 06:23 AM
You are right I am sure the Texas sun/heat had something to do with the faster progress of your canna seeds...LOL the rest of us just have to wait longer.

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by njoynit on August 21, 2006 05:17 AM
Well just make sure you shove your cooler air my WAY.....I'm SE...lol
Longer season too don't forget.I roughly get 3 months off(slowed down) for gardening.Predicting a warmer winter.

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