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Name: Jayce
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JayZeke
Oct 26, 2019 5:54 PM CST
Ive been wanting to show off a bit (sorry Whistling ) but specially since i succesfully germinated 6 canna lily seeds this summer, finally, and now are well off on their way to becomimg their own eye-catching, tropical beauties.
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Name: Jayce
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JayZeke
Oct 26, 2019 6:34 PM CST
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Name: Jayce
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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JayZeke
Oct 26, 2019 6:58 PM CST
and these are the last 3. Picture was taken today. =D



Name: Alice
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ardesia
Oct 27, 2019 5:36 AM CST
Good job, Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Oct 27, 2019 10:57 AM CST
That's great!!!!!!!!!
I like to do that with Hedychiums I will let some of my faves develop seed heads after they bloom and plant then in out of the way places around the ponderosa.
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Name: Jayce
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JayZeke
Oct 27, 2019 11:21 AM CST
Thanks!
I was looking into ginger.... Maybe next year.
Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Oct 27, 2019 11:26 AM CST
Is Elkhart Elkhart Indiana?
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Name: Jayce
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JayZeke
Oct 28, 2019 11:49 AM CST
Gina1960 said:Is Elkhart Elkhart Indiana?


Yes
Name: Jayce
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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JayZeke
Aug 4, 2020 5:49 AM CST



What a nail-biting, never-ending anxiety adventure, wondering whether they would live or die...
Now i can breath peacefully knowing that i succeeded in my little self project. These are my rewards and couldnt be more proud of it.
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Aug 4, 2020 5:54 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Congratulations, you should be proud.
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Name: Andi
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GardenQuilts
Jan 9, 2021 3:34 PM CST
I grew cannas from seed. The seeds are hard to start. Nicking the seeds and/or soaking in milk hydrogen peroxide helps.
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skylark
Jan 9, 2021 4:20 PM CST
i read that soaking them in very hot water (even boiling) about 140F helps to jump start them. it was a reliable source of info. also read reports that after that some sprouted within a week.
but that may be when they are very fresh..very little info on the subject.
i actually picked up and misplaced a dozen seeds a year ago..and just found them a week ago.
can they still be good? since i have nothing to loose, i soaked them in boiling water: no swelling of seeds after 24 hours.
just now filed off a bit of skin and soaked 4 seeds again. do they visibly swell after soaking?
anybody heard about very hot water soaking?
when i was starting cycad seeds they recommended to soak first in water+peroxide for 24 hours, then in OJ for 24 hours. and they did sprout after a few months (for cycads it can be 9 mo usually). How long the wait for canna indica var patens? should i put them on heat mat or just sunny window?
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JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
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skylark
Jan 13, 2021 10:36 AM CST
Well, all my seeds are sprouting already. I did a control batch: filed and then poured boiling water on them 2nd time. The others i filed and then poured very hot water on them, but not boiling. They are also sprouting. They are all still soaking in water. I read that it's best to keep them flooded for a week or so.
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