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Canna Indica

Pink Canna Indica Roots 'Watermelon' (1 Pack)

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Canna Indica - Description

  • Pack of Canna Lily Indica Roots
  • Tall Canna Lily
  • Species: 'Indica'
  • Variety: Watermelon
  • Exotic Plants Suited to Irish Climate
  • Quantity: 1 Root Per Pack
  • Type: Bare Roots / Rhizomes
  • Spring Sown for Summer / Autumn Colour
  • Canna Final Height: 90cm
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Flowering Period: Summer into Late Autumn
  • Foliage: Bold, Upright Lance-shaped Leaves. Green in Colour
  • Spacing: 30cm Apart
  • Half Hardy
  • These are Young Bulbs, so May not Flower in Their First Year

Canna Indica - Uses

  • Tropical looking plants offer something different in the garden
  • Best planted in long drifts
  • Position at front of beds
  • Ideal in planters - can then be moved indoors in Winter
  • Suited to cut flower gardens
  • Canna Lily companion plants: Bronze foliage Canna 'Black Knight', Gunnera, Lobelia, Phormiums, Catmint & Creeping Jenny

Canna Indica - How to Sow

  • Requires warm conditions to germinate
  • Start in a heated greenhouse in March
  • Set temp. to 10-15°C
  • Plant out into garden in late May. Harden off first
  • Position in a sunny location
  • Grow best in free draining soil, high in fertility
  • Mulch around the base of plants after sowingNote
  • Very Important: Roots need to be kept moist at all times
  • Plant as soon as your parcel arrives, or keep moist by storing in damp newspaper
  • Soak again before planting & water in well after planting

Canna Indica - Overwintering

  • Plants need to be stored indoors over Winter
  • Lift plants once foliage dies back in Autumn
  • Keep canna bulbs in pots in compost
  • Store in a cool & dry place - A dark shed is suitable
  • In March / April replant bulbs in pots
  • Cut away old dead foliage
  • Plant into fresh, rich compost
  • Place in a warm spot in your greenhouse
  • Water in well
  • Plant out into the garden in late May - Harden off first
  • Divide larger roots in Spring & plant as discussed above
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