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I live just south of Boston. I just purchased some Cannas, Eureka rhizomes that I hope to plant in late April or May. I was wondering if I will have to dig them up every fall for winter sorage or can I leave them in the ground.


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Location: Shenandoah Valley

In your Climate

In your climate, definitely! Wait for the first hard freeze to kill the tops, then dig them up, dust off excess soil, cut the tops off, let them air dry in a cool location where they won't freeze for a few days, then put them away for the winter. Store them in a dry medium like sawdust, spagnum moss or vermiculite. In late winter you can start them indoors in 6 or 8 inch pots to give them a head start for next year.
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