Your Cannova® canna will come in a 12 cm diameter nursery pot.
|Latin name:||Canna x generalis Cannova®|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - November|
|Growing Height:||60 - 100 cm|
|Planting distance:||25 - 30 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 - 12 cm|
These cannas are supplied in their own pots. Water them straight away and stand them on plant pot saucers. These can be permanently filled with water during the growing season. Refill when there is no more water in the saucer.
If desired, you can transplant to a larger pot or into the garden. If you decide to put them in a pot, use a large one with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with potsherds or large hydrograins. Then put potting compost in the bottom of the pot and set the root clump of the canna at the right depth. Fill up with more potting compost and press down firmly. Water the canna immediately after planting, and then put the pot or flower planter in full sun.
If you plant them in the garden, select a place in full sun with rich, water-retentive soil. Never let the soil dry out.
With their beautiful flowers and large green leaves, canna lilies have an enchanting, exotic appearance. This makes the canna lily indispensable in a border with a tropical character. You can make wonderful combinations with red hot pokers (Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora'), yuccas (Yucca filamentosa) and montbretias (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora). Just provide a sunny spot and these tropical plants will feel at home.
Cannas are fast growers, and for this they need large amounts of water and nutrients. Make sure the soil doesn’t dry out. In warm, dry periods place a saucer of water underneath the flower pot. During the growing season, this can be refilled with water if it dries out. To stimulate the growth and flowering, fertilise regularly by adding plant food to the water when the plants are in flower.
Canna tubers are just as easy to overwinter as dahlias. Remove the tubers from the pot or ground after the first night frost and cut back all the stems to 15 cm (6 inches) above the tuber.
Label the tuber with the name Canna and the name of the variety. This way, you will know next year which tuber you have. Shake the soil from the tuber and put the canna in a tray with sand or peat dust.
For propagation, canna tubers can simply be divided, provided that you keep multiple growing points on each tuber when you divide the large tubers. Use a sharp knife for this.
Store the canna tubers in a frost-free place. You can then plant them again next year, but watch out for night frosts! The cannas will then reward you once more with splendid flowers throughout the whole summer and well into the autumn.
Cannas are native to the tropics, where they flower year-round. Here, they flower from the start of the summer to well into the autumn.
The canna lily has its own botanical family – the Cannaceae.