For rapid and spectacular tropical effect, the glorious Cannas are virtually unrivalled. With their lush foliage and spires of brilliant flowers, Cannas bring glamour and structure to summer planting schemes in temperate gardens and year-round interest in warmer areas around the world.
The Canna species have several advantages over their hybrid relations. Many hybrids are sterile but species Canna can be grown easily from seed and an early sowing will produce huge flowering plants within 6-8 months. Canna species have a special elegance of form and are more likely to shed their flowers neatly than the larger flowering hybrids.
These fabulous plants are wonderfully versatile - try growing them as specimen patio plants in large containers or evergreen conservatory subjects. Cannas can be used as seasonal bedding plants then lifted and stored like dahlias during the winter, and in Mediterranean and other warm regions they make superb permanent herbaceous plantings. Some can even be grown as marginal aquatic plants for ponds and lakes.
At ABC Bulbs and Seeds, we grow and supply a selection of Canna species seed year-round and quality Canna rhizomes when in season. Seed is available in various quantities, including larger amounts for bigger planting projects, and generous mixed packs containing a good selection of colours, sizes and leaf forms.
There´s always room for another plant!
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