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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....

  • 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

Buy Varieties of CANNA

CANNA 'Louis Cottin'

CANNA 'Louis Cottin'  >


Commonly known as: Canna lily, Indian shot plant.
Gold, bronze foliage
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£10.50 each
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CANNA 'Picasso'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Canna lily, Indian shot plant.
Yellow, speckled with reddish brown
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£10.50 each
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CANNA 'Red King Humbert'

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Commonly known as: Canna lily, Indian shot plant.
Striking scarlet-red
Multibuy
£10.50 each
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CANNA 'Wyoming'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Canna lily, Indian shot plant.
Tangerine-orange flowers
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£10.50 each
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