Summer is over
The rain gutter is 7½ feet above the back porch❗️
There were two plants (near corner column) when I moved here ten years ago!
Out of over 100 collected seeds, in October, I could only get a couple dozen to germinate in damp paper towels before rooting with potting soil in egg cartons.
Come mid December transferred the seedlings to upstairs neighbors discarded gal. milk jugs (cut tops off)
Got them in the ground in April. The next year I was able to break up the clumps (split rhizomes)
Now I almost have Cannas coming out of my ears 😉 all around the house!
See my Canna Lily category Here:
I like my N.E.Tennessee Canna Lilies there was 1 off the corner of the front porch when I moved here from Iowa 10 yrs ago, I have propagated them to cover the front & back of my house under the roof run off (they like rain)
The seeds are getting close!
Thats all I need is 8 to 10 foot Cannas growing in my rain gutters!
#💐 #garden #CannaLilies
At the end of the growing season I knock the Canna Lily stalks down and use them for ground cover to protect their rhizomes from the winter. Plus the pods open & drop the seeds into the bed. In the spring they are moved to the curb for city pick-up. Two years ago I think there was a possum in there by the time the city finally got here to scoop it up. ❕
Washe Kat luvs the Cannas 🐱
After the mild winter they are coming up two to three week early.