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    Smile Cannas Seed

    Hello, My mom has some cannas seed she collected from her plants. I have never known they had any...or just never rally noticed. Any way has anyone grown cannas for seed ?
    Is there any special pre-treatment need for them ?
    Hi Ann..

    steve
    Steve
    Northport, AL

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    Canna seed

    Hi Steve
    I plant Cannas from seed every year, it's very easy. Soak the seed over night in lemon juice. Plant several in a two or three inch deep tray, plant about one half deep. keep a little wetter than you would for other seed and keep as warm as possible. The germination rate is not great so if only a few grow don't feel you have done something wrong. They seem to grow slow at first but that is because they are putting on huge roots, I prick them out as soon as they are about half inch tall and plant in three inch pot. Some seeds germinate fast and some very slow so I just keep watering until I have as many as I need. I usually do this in Feb. or March for spring sales. They flower the first year.

    Pat
    Log Cabin Pat

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    canna seed

    Pat, I'm sure you would harvest them after they dry on the plant? Save them in paper bags?

    Thanks Judi
    Judi K.

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    Pat's Reply

    Pat's reply had a two part answer, and I felt the second topic might be of importance to you, so I created another thread under the title of Mail Order companies and managed to move the replies related to Pat's question there. Unfortunately, I removed part of Pat's answer, so please go there to view it.

    And please, continue the discussion on canna lily seeds here. I want to try to plant some myself, so would love to hear your experiences.
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


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    Wink Nicking Seed

    I have read that nicking the seed helps. Has anyone tried this?
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


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