The June 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!: Cannasol Lily-- Happy Wilma, Happy Julia

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The June 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
June 15, 2016

We have a huge collection of prizes put together for this month's raffle. Come check it out!

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redscorpion
Jun 26, 2016 2:31 PM CST
Hello,
I am new to this group and I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this flower? i saw them at Menards. I have never heard of this flower before. They are very beautiful and have colored foliage. I am wondering how to plant and care for this? Would it last outdoors in the cold months of winter? I really don't want anything that I have to replant and bring indoors. I have four cats and not sure if they tried to eat this if it would poisonous or not.


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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Jun 26, 2016 2:38 PM CST
Hello, and welcome! The place to ask plant id questions is here: http://garden.org/apps/ask/
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plantladylin
Jun 26, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Hi redscorpion, Welcome!

I've never heard of a Canna with the name 'Happy Wilma' or 'Happy Julia' but we do have lots of Canna Lily's in our database, many with photos and growing information: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Canna/

As far as I know, Canna will grow in zones 8 and higher but for far northern zones, the Rhizomes/Roots would have to be dug and stored over winter. Canna's prefer full sun, high heat, lots of water during the summer growing months ... and they are heavy feeders.
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SpringGreenThumb
Jun 26, 2016 4:36 PM CST
http://survivaltek.com/?p=3157


The Edible Canna Lilly.
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Cuzz4short
Jun 26, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Cannas grow like wildfire here in Charlotte, NC. Great blooms and varying heights and colors. Big plants!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 27, 2016 9:39 AM CST

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@dave can you move this thread to the Plant ID forum? Even though it's been IDed, it's a better location. nodding
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dave
Jun 27, 2016 9:53 AM CST

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Unfortunately, right now thread can't be moved from an Idea to a forum. Sad
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Calif_Sue
Jun 27, 2016 10:11 AM CST

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Ah well, Shrug!
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SpringGreenThumb
Jun 28, 2016 6:36 AM CST
My favorite Canna Lilly was always
'Cleopatra'.
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Meredith79
Jun 28, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Everytime I see Canna for sale they look virused. I would love to find healthy ones.
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Esperanza
Jun 28, 2016 10:02 PM CST
@Meredith , I found some canna intrigue on ebay that was grown from tissue culture to avoid the virus. It is hands down my favorite canna so far. I had suspected that my one patch of my tropicannas phasion had it and this year I am positive and have destroyed most of them. It started out with one set I bought separately and it spread slowly to only the tropicanna series. I will now avoid that series forever. I loved the foliage colors at first but not at the price I might have to pay with any cannas in the garden. My banana cannas have remained immune to it. I really do suggest anyone who has not heard of this to check it out. Many growers are still selling this around the country and spreading it everywhere! Most prevalent carrier by far has been the tropicanna series. It makes me pretty mad frankly.
Name: Meredith
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Meredith79
Jun 30, 2016 6:08 AM CST
I saw a place online called Florida Hill Nursery that says they only sell virus free tissue cultured Canna. They are small and I live in the north so I think it would take a couple seasons of storing before they got good size. I have not had luck storing Canna since my basement is heated I don't have a cool enough place to keep them.

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