Cannes for their large size in the community of gardenersare considered garden giants. These flowers are loved by many of its unpretentiousness and ability to bloom before the onset of cold weather. Most beginners in their cultivation often wonder about when to dig a cannon for a wintering and whether it is worth doing it. First of all, it should be understood that these plants came to us from distant tropics, and therefore no shelter or special soil will not help them. Being in the ground during the winter cold, they will freeze and die, but this can be avoided simply by digging them out of the ground and placing them in a pot.
Kanna: care and cultivation
Kanna: home care
For the winter period, this plant must be removedfrom the ground and put in a separate pot, where it will experience frost. The time when to dig a cannon is selected depending on the latitude. To do this it is necessary, when the plant has ended the period of vegetation, and it is preparing to fall into a hibernation. Canna is excavated from the ground with a rhizome, and then all her flower stalks and leaves are cut off with a sharp clean instrument. The rhizomes are poured with sawdust and placed in a cool dry place until the middle of February, when they are moved and placed in fertile soil.
Pests and diseases
Cannes is very rarely subjected to variousbacterial diseases. The first sign that the plant is infected with something is the appearance on its leaves of dark spots and the blackening of the buds. To the great regret of any gardener, canna can not be cured, therefore the affected areas should be cut off and burned as soon as possible. The leaves of these flowers are occasionally affected by caterpillars, and the tangles by the root nematode. Any good insecticide can help them cope with them.
Digging and Storage
Any beginner in cultivating these wonderfulplants first of all asks the question of when to dig out the canna for their preservation. You need to do this in the tenth of October. It is very important that the weather is dry and warm. It is necessary to extract this plant from the ground together with an earthen lump. This is done in order to avoid drying out the roots. After digging out the stalk the plants are cut with sharp clean scissors, leaving a shoot about the size of about twenty centimeters. Cannes very well tolerate the transplant process, so they can easily be moved to a capacious container and put in a room.