Canna Lily Cannova® - Plant

Canna x generalis Cannova®
Canna Lily Cannova®

Cannova® Canna - exclusive, exotic and vigorous!

This elegant Cannova® canna will add a tropical feel to your patio or decking! This canna has such fabulous flowers that contrast wonderfully with the foliage. A compact growing plant, it will thrive in a large planter on your patio. Enjoy the unusually shaped flowers all summer through! Cannas originated in the tropics so do require a nice sunny spot in the garden, or on your patio/decking. You will receive potted tubers that will look very tropical when they grow. Also called the Canna Lily.
Your Cannova® canna will come in a 12 cm diameter nursery pot.
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • These cannas are supplied in their own pots. Water them straight away and stand them on plant pot saucers. These can be permanently filled with water during the growing season. Refill when there is no more water in the saucer.
    If desired, you can transplant to a larger pot or into the garden. If you decide to put them in a pot, use a large one with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with potsherds or large hydrograins. Then put potting compost in the bottom of the pot and set the root clump of the canna at the right depth. Fill up with more potting compost and press down firmly. Water the canna immediately after planting, and then put the pot or flower planter in full sun.
    If you plant them in the garden, select a place in full sun with rich, water-retentive soil. Never let the soil dry out.
    Combining cannas
    With their beautiful flowers and large green leaves, canna lilies have an enchanting, exotic appearance. This makes the canna lily indispensable in a border with a tropical character. You can make wonderful combinations with red hot pokers (Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora'), yuccas (Yucca filamentosa) and montbretias (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora). Just provide a sunny spot and these tropical plants will feel at home.
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  • Care
  • Cannas are fast growers, and for this they need large amounts of water and nutrients. Make sure the soil doesn’t dry out. In warm, dry periods place a saucer of water underneath the flower pot. During the growing season, this can be refilled with water if it dries out. To stimulate the growth and flowering, fertilise regularly by adding plant food to the water when the plants are in flower.
    Overwintering cannas
    Canna tubers are just as easy to overwinter as dahlias. Remove the tubers from the pot or ground after the first night frost and cut back all the stems to 15 cm (6 inches) above the tuber.
    Label the tuber with the name Canna and the name of the variety. This way, you will know next year which tuber you have. Shake the soil from the tuber and put the canna in a tray with sand or peat dust.
    For propagation, canna tubers can simply be divided, provided that you keep multiple growing points on each tuber when you divide the large tubers. Use a sharp knife for this.
    Store the canna tubers in a frost-free place. You can then plant them again next year, but watch out for night frosts! The cannas will then reward you once more with splendid flowers throughout the whole summer and well into the autumn.
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  • Specifics
  • Cannas are native to the tropics, where they flower year-round. Here, they flower from the start of the summer to well into the autumn.
    The canna lily has its own botanical family – the Cannaceae.
    Forcing cannas
    To get your canna to flower earlier, it is possible to ‘force’ the tubers.
    You do this by laying the tubers in peat dust at 15-20°C in mid-April, then potting them out as soon as green shoots appear on the tubers. Let the cannas adjust to the outside temperature from the start of May. From mid May the canna can be planted in a pot or in the garden.
    If you have a greenhouse, you can start forcing the canna tubers as early as March or the end of February.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Canna x generalis Cannova®
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee
    Color Red, Yellow
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period June - November
    Growing height60 - 100 cm
    Planting distance25 - 30 cm
    Planting depth10 - 12 cm
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