CANNA

Commonly known as Canna lily, Indian shot plant

All flower JUL-AUG

Genus of about 50 species of perennials from forest margins and moist open areas in forests in Asia and tropical North and South America.

If protected from frost they are easily grown to flowering requiring an  average 6-8 hours sunlight over summer.

The rhizomes are rich sources of starch and have been used as foodstuff historically and was once a staple food crop in Peru and Ecuador.

Hundreds of hybrids exist from complex crosses and distinction between them has become blurred.

Further Reading....
  • 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.
  • 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.

Buy Varieties of CANNA

CANNA speciosa

CANNA speciosa

Canna lily, Indian shot plant

tubular red flowers, green leaves

 
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CANNA 'Striata'

CANNA 'Striata'

Canna lily, Indian shot plant

(syn. 'Bengal Tiger', 'Pretoria') - orange. Yellow-green foliage

 
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CANNA 'Tropicanna Black'

CANNA 'Tropicanna Black'

Canna lily, Indian shot plant

scarlet flowers fading to orange. Purple-black foliage

 
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CANNA 'Tropicanna'

CANNA 'Tropicanna'

Canna lily, Indian shot plant

orange and green striped leaves with orange flowers

 
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CANNA 'Tropicanna Gold'

CANNA 'Tropicanna Gold'

Canna lily, Indian shot plant

yellow flowers edged orange. Green-gold striped foliage

 
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