Cannas Mixed - TuberCanna sp
Rewarding, Richly Flowering Plant
Canna’s also known as Indian Shot is an eye-catching plant that flowers in summer and early autumn. The intensely coloured flowers are excellent garden subjects and bring a tropical ambience to patios and decking. These medium-tall, free-flowering varieties can be planted in a spacious pot or straight into the ground.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThe beautiful blend of yellow and red Cannas looks fantastic in a large planter or window-box. Use pots with holes in the base with a layer of gravel or clay pebbles. Put some potting compost in the pot and plant the Cannas at the right depth. Fill the pot with potting compost and press firmly. Water the Cannas immediately after planting and stand the pot or window-box in a sunny spot.The warm colours coupled with the green leaves of this Canna mix have an enchanting, exotic look, therefore indispensable in a border that is ‘tropical’ in nature. You can create extraordinary combinations with the Tritoma Grandiflora (kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora'), palm lily (Yuca filamentosa) and montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora). Provide a sunny spot, so that these tropical plants feel at home.
Show moreCanna's are fast growing and as a result, needs a lot of water and food. Make sure the soil does not dry out. Place a saucer full of water underneath the flower pot during hot, dry periods. Fertilize frequently for good growth and flowering by mixing plant food with the irrigation water.
Getting your Canna through the winterCanna 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. 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 night frosts. Your Canna will reward you with gorgeous flowers the whole summer through until autumn.
Show moreCannas originally grow in tropical regions and flourishes throughout the entire year in the tropics. In cooler regions, our Cannas flower from summer well into autumn.
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 growing your Cannas in February/March already.
- Extra information
Latin name Canna sp Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee Color Mixed Colours Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period July - November Growing height 60 - 80 cm Planting distance 30 cm Planting depth 10 - 12 cm