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Canna lily, Indian shot plant

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  • Good to know - deadhead to promote continued flowering. Curious name refers to the dense, black seeds which resemble the lead shot ammunition used in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Pests & Diseases - outdoors - slugs, caterpillars. Under glass - red spider mites.
  • Place of Origin - Asia, tropical North and South America.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - in greenhouse use loamless potting compost. Allow full light but shade from hot sun.
  • Bulb/Corm - Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous perennials. Grown for the large, paddle-shaped leaves, 30-60cm (12-24in) long, and colourful, lily-like flowers
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Full Sun - sheltered site.
  • fertile well drained soil

All flower JUL-AUG

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CANNA 'King Humbert'

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Canna lily, Indian shot plant
Striking scarlet-red

£9.50 each

CANNA 'Louis Cottin'

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Gold, bronze foliage

£9.50 each

CANNA 'Picasso'   AWARD

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Yellow, speckled with reddish brown

£9.50 each

CANNA 'Wyoming'   AWARD

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Canna lily, Indian shot plant
Tangerine-orange flowers

£9.50 each

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