Jane McGary
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:48:04 PST
I grew Canarina in my bulb frames at my former place. It flowered, 
having survived temperatures down to about 22 degrees F under cover. 
However, I had made the mistake of planting it in a large terracotta pot 
with one drain hole. The tuber plugged the drain hole and then rotted. 
So if you grow it, consider that the tuber becomes very large (as far as 
I can tell, it doesn't offset) and can easily plug any drainage 
openings. If I got one again, I'd plant it directly in the side of my 
bulb house that has a raised bed, not in the side that has plunged pots. 
I imagine it can take any amount of heat when dormant as long as it 
isn't in a plastic pot that is not plunged. If you have to put it in a 
free-standing plastic pot, I'd move it into the shade during summer.

Jane McGary

Portland, Oregon, USA

On 1/23/2018 9:42 AM, James Waddick wrote:
> Dear PBSers,
> 	Anyone in a cold/cool climate grow Canarina in their greenhouse?  I have been wondering about  growing a plant. Any one have seeds or tubers to share?
> 	How hot can it take it in summer when dormant?
> 		Thanks for input. 		Best		Jim W.
> Dr. James Waddick

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