CANNA speciosa

Commonly known as Canna lily, Indian shot plant

Tubular red flowers, green leaves
  • Red
  • Height
    1.9m (6ft)
  • Spread
    50cm (20in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous perennial. 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.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • 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
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site. Water freely in dry spells

CANNA speciosa

 
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  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Good to know
    Deadhead to promote continued flowering
    Pests & Diseases
    Outdoors - slugs, caterpillars. Under glass - red spider mites
    Place of origin
    Asia, tropical North and South America
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a sheltered, sunny border
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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1.9m (6ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Average Person
  50cm (20in)
 

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