Canna Lily ‘Cleopatra’ - TuberCanna ‘Cleopatra’
Bring the tropics to your garden!
Canna 'Cleopatra' gives your patio or decking a look of the tropics! It has yellow/red flowers that contrast beautifully with the green leaves marked in red. You can enjoy these uniquely shaped flowers all summer long. These plants originate in tropical climes so definitely prefer a sunny spot in your garden, or potted up into a large planter on your patio or decking. You will just love how classy these lovely flowers appear.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreCanna 'Cleopatra' looks fantastic in a large flower pot or planter. Choose a large pot with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of gravel or clay pellets. Put some potting compost in the pot and plant the tubers of Canna 'Cleopatra' at the correct depth. Fill the pot with potting compost and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Stand in full sun.
Canna 'Cleopatra' combined with other plantsThe red and yellow flowers and large green leaves marked in red of the Canna 'Cleopatra' give an enchanting, exotic look to the garden when planted in groups in a border. Try them with Kniphofia Uvaria 'Grandiflora', Yucca Filamentosa and Crocosmia x Crocosmiiflora. Place the Cannas in a sunny area and these tropical plants will feel at home.
Show moreCanna 'Cleopatra' is a fast grower and as a result, it needs a lot of feed and water. Make sure the soil does not dry out. Place a saucer full of water underneath the flower pot during hot, dry periods. Feed frequently for good growth and flowering - just add plant food to the watering can.
Overwintering cannasCanna tubers are easily stored over the winter, just like Dahlia's. From the first frost, dig up (or remove from the pot) and cut back all stems to about 15 cm.
Label the tubers of the variety to remind yourself for the next season. Divide large tubers immediately and shake off excess soil. Keep several shoots per tuber - use a sharp knife!
Place in a box with compost and sand and store in a frost-free area.
Plant out again in the spring but only do so once there are no more signs of frosts. Your Canna will reward you with gorgeous flowers the whole summer through until autumn.
Show moreCanna 'Cleopatra' originally grows in tropical regions and flourishes there throughout the entire year. In cooler climes, our Cannas flower from summer well into autumn.
Cannas have their own family - Cannaceae.
Forcing cannasIf you want your plants to flower earlier you can 'force' them.
Place them in a shallow tray in moist compost at 15-20° C from the start of April. Pot them up as soon as the tiny shoots begin to show. Harden off to outside temperatures at the start of May and plant outdoors from mid-May in either your garden or in a pot.
If you have a greenhouse, you can start 'forcing' your Cannas in February/March.
- Extra information
Latin name Canna ‘Cleopatra’ Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee Color Red, Yellow Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period July - November Growing height 80 cm Planting distance 25 - 30 cm Planting depth 10 - 12 cm Circumference bulb 14 cm