Canna Lilies
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Canna replanting

Zone 79764 | Whatdoyoumeanid added on October 8, 2016 | Answered

In Odessa, Texas, a friend dug up her canna plants and gave me some. They still have long leaves and stems. What can I do with them at this point? The temps are still in the 70-90 range.

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Alisma
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Answered on October 9, 2016

You can either plant them now or store the bulbs over the winter and plant in the spring.

Here's how to store the bulbs:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/canna/storing-canna-bulbs.htm

If you plant them now, keep the roots moist until they go into the ground. It's beneficial to cut back the foliage to about 4 inches tall to reduce stress on the plant.

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