Canna Durban

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LauraS
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Canna Durban

Post by LauraS » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:00 pm

I have recently noticed that my Canna Durban has started to grow, and grow quite quickly :) It was left out through winter and started growing last week.
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How is everybody else's doing?
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Re: Canna Durban

Post by Guy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:48 pm

One of the joys of living in the south west seaside area. Mine is growing away nicely in the greenhouse. Would have been toast if I'd have left it out overwinter. Nice plant.

Are you growing any other varieties? I've been buying off a specialist Ebay grower this year who has good stock at sensible prices. I'd become a bit nihilistic after the amount of virus in the dutch stock, so I'm now a little more cheerful and not just growing hybrids and species from seeds.


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Re: Canna Durban

Post by GARYnNAT » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:52 pm

I dug all our canna's up last year and potted them up, several including Durban and Tropicana gold are shooting away :D

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Re: Canna Durban

Post by Simba » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:50 pm

I bought a Durban & Pretoria over the Easter weekend because they had both started to shoot through, and their leaf colours could clearly be seen.

Really looking forward to see how much growth I get from them... icon_thumleft


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Re: Canna Durban

Post by LauraS » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:05 pm

I have only got a Durban and a Tropicana but I may try and get a brasiliensis from Lucien when his are ready to be potted on :) I got the Durban from Damian who had a small Garden Centre over in the next town over from me. It has really nice colours on it .
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Re: Canna Durban

Post by GARYnNAT » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:10 pm

Nice to see the brasiliensis getting around :D

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Re: Canna Durban

Post by LauraS » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:27 pm

We had hundreds of seeds from Lucien's plant. They are just coming up in a propergator :D
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Re: Canna Durban

Post by lucienc » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:31 pm

GARYnNAT wrote:Nice to see the brasiliensis getting around :D

Gary
That single small seedling you gave me at the Akamba 2007 meet Gary has produced soooo many babies now. If anyone wants seed I can bring some to Akamba. I also have spare C.indica (Dave Brown) seeds.

Sorting out (clearing out) the seedbox at the weekend I found an envelope marked as brasiliensis :oops:, so sorry to whomever gave me those seeds.

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Re: Canna Durban

Post by simon » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:39 pm

That could have been from me Lucien. I was handing out envelopes of it at the Spracklin meet two years ago. I have two year old brasiliensis seed as I didn't germinate any last year for some reason. Would this still be viable?


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Re: Canna Durban

Post by musa_monkey » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:12 pm

All my Canna's are showing some leaf now, Durban, Madeira Mactro etc, just noticed today my dahlias are also coming to life, summer is on its way icon_cheers
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Re: Canna Durban

Post by jase » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:19 pm

lucienc wrote:
GARYnNAT wrote:Nice to see the brasiliensis getting around :D

Gary
That single small seedling you gave me at the Akamba 2007 meet Gary has produced soooo many babies now. If anyone wants seed I can bring some to Akamba. I also have spare C.indica (Dave Brown) seeds.

Sorting out (clearing out) the seedbox at the weekend I found an envelope marked as brasiliensis :oops:, so sorry to whomever gave me those seeds.

Lucien
Hi Lucien
If you still have some seed left I'd be interested, it seems the only thing I can grow from seed at the moment :oops:
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Re: Canna Durban

Post by Dave in Warrington » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:31 pm

Only one Canna here since cleared my old stock out due to the virus last year.

I have 'Black Knight', which even under glass was only just shooting like
yours , LauraS.

Planted it in a large pot over the weekend with a helping of slug pellets for protection !
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Re: Canna Durban

Post by becky » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:35 pm

iv lost most of my cannas but it looks like one of my indicas are starting to come up, but it looks like iv lost all my others :(


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Re: Canna Durban

Post by lucienc » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:39 pm

I'll bring a load of seed with me to the meet, come find me if you want some.

I did get a PM from someone earlier, but the forum died whilst replying and now can't find it. Come find me, and I don't need anything in return, just pass on the seeds you get next year :)

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Re: Canna Durban

Post by Adrian » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:41 pm

Durban and Pretoria are both very hardy, mine stay in the ground and Ive never had a problem.
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