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Q.Snake Necking Canna Cannova, Why Do They Bow Their Heads?

Zone Spring City, PA 19475 | Anonymous added on July 11, 2022 | Answered

Growing Canna Cannova for the 1st time. Plants are growing strong & appear healthy however, once the blooms arrived they began what I call snake necking or shepherds hooking. Bowing their heads and exposing their necks instead of showing the faces of their flowers.?.? What gives? No other Canna variety I have, nor have ever seen does this. Snake necking Canna Cannova, why do they bow their heads?

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Answered on July 21, 2022

It looks like a weight issue. Deadheading may help. Most of the droopy flowers are at the end of a long bud stem. Also, Cannova is raised from seed, not a rhizome. Also, check the amount of fertilizer being used. Generally a 10-10-10 applied once a month is sufficient.



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