Tropicana canna collection

2+1 FREE collections £68.97 £45.98
1 collection £22.99
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Buy the collection of 3 cannas (1 of each variety) for £22.99 or buy 2 collections for £45.98 and get another collection FREE.

  • Position: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil or loam-less potting compost
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

    These eye-catching perennials have large, colourful foliage and showy summer flowers, which make them popular additions to large pots, borders and seasonal bedding schemes. They may tolerate low winter temperatures in more sheltered positions, particularly if they are planted deeply and protected with a deep autumn mulch. In cooler climates the rhizomes should be lifted after the first hard frost has blackened the foliage and stored in frost-free conditions. Voracious feeders, they should be kept well fed and watered while actively growing.

    In each collection you will receive one rhizome each of the following:

    Canna 'Phaison' (syn Tropicana) Each leaf is variously striped in green, purple, orange and pink, creating a dazzling effect that is further enhanced when the orange flowers appear. Spectacular in a hot-themed planting scheme, it also mixes well with plum and purple. Grows to 1.6m.

    Canna indica 'Tropicana Gold' Golden orange flowers top the upright stems throughout the summer, providing a magnificent contrast to the large paddle-shaped foliage, which has a network of prominent yellow veins. Perfect for adding height to the summer planting scheme. Grows to 1.6m.

    Canna indica 'Tropicana Black' Broad, near-black foliage, which is suffused with traces of plum and red, is topped with heads of dazzling scarlet flowers that fade to orange as they age. A fine addition to summer bedding schemes, where it will create stature and drama. Grows to 1.5m.

  • Garden care: Pot the rhizomes up into 20cm pots filled with a good-quality compost. The rhizomes should be planted shallowly, just covering them with compost, but making sure that any new shoots are above soil level. Water lightly and then grow them on at temperatures above 10°C, increasing the water as they start to grow. Gradually harden off before planting out after all risk of frost has passed. Water regularly during the growing season, applying a phosphorus-rich liquid fertiliser each month. In frost-prone areas lift the rhizomes in autumn and store in a frost-free environment in barely-moist compost or leaf mould.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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