Canna Lilies 2017

 Cannas Lilies in N.E.Tennessee

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There were two plants (near corner column) when I moved here ten years ago!

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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)

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Got them in the ground in April.  The next year I was able to break up the clumps (split rhizomes)

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Now I almost have Cannas coming out of my ears 😉 all around the house!

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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.  ❕

canna pile 24feb2017

The night before Cannas are chopped down ☢

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Washe Kat luvs the Cannas 🐱

Knee high by the 4th of July? I guess !