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Old 11-10-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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I know there is a gardening forum, but in this case, I need New Yorkers' help. I live near the water, in NYC, and began to grow Cannas. My zone is 7, although it seems to be in the border. Anyone who grows Cannas, a tropical plant, do you take them out, or leave them in mulched. Your kind consideration to this matter, is greatly appreciated. Thank you,

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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I live in the northwest. It doesn't get as cold here but the ones I have in the ground are under the eave of the house and are, therefore, more protected from frost and snow/ice (although we don't get much of that). The ones in pots, I protect in the greenhouse.

Are yours planted out "in the open"? They may survive just fine with mulch and an umbrella made for plants.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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My cannas are planted out in the open, but my zone is 7, and cannas are good from zone 7 on, so I am doubtful. Temeperatures here go down to 25 degrees and sometimes to 10 degrees, yet we are categorized because I live near the water as zone 7, go figure, but thank you for your support.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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They are marginal here, it depends on if you have a microclimate in the area you have them planted. 0-10 degree will probably cause them not to come back, wait as long as you can b/f you cut them back and mulch well.

If they die, not worries, there are much better looking perennials than a canna or just treat them as an annual and plant them every year.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Thanks a lot, rudbeckia!
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