Canna

Search Canna
The name Canna originates from the Celtic word for a cane or reed. How a plant native to South America has a Celtic name is a mystery to me!  This is a genus of perennials that are rhizomatous.  

 A rhizome is a horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground and often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. The genus consists of about 25 species.  The interesting thing about these plants is that they do not have true stems. Instead, what apear to be stems are collections of tightly furled leaf bases, rising from the rhizomes.  

The flowers are carried on slender stems that arise from the false stems and are narrow-petalled in the wild varieties but broad-petalled in the hybrids. Some of the varieties have large, crumpled flowers with striking variegations, a few of which resemble orchids. They flower in a wide range of vibrant colours, from yellows through oranges and reds, apricots, creams and pinks and some have a speckled apearance.   



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


22 LISTINGS

Show in stock items first

PAGE  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  10 PER PAGE

Picture of Canna Albert
CLICK TO ENLARGE

Add a touch of the tropics to your planting schemes with the lush green foliage of this rhizomatous perennial. Bright yellow blooms appear from summer until autumn. Cut back hard to the ground after flowering and mulch rhizomes for winter protection. Loves the sun and soil that is not too dry in summer. Perennial

Cannas are frost tender but as they are dormant in winter they will survive winter cold as long as you put a nice blanket of mulch over the rhizomes in winter.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m

Canna Albert

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

QTY:

Back to Perennials

Picture of Canna Felix Ragout
CLICK TO ENLARGE

Lush green foliage combines well with stems of yellow flowers that are lightly speckled with orange. Flowers from summer through to autumn. Eventually forms a large clump. Likes a sunny position and humus rich soil. Cut back hard after flowering and mulch for winter protection. Perennial.

Cannas are frost tender but as they are dormant in winter they will survive winter cold as long as you put a nice blanket of mulch over the rhizomes in winter.

 

Colour: Yellow / Orange
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m

Canna Felix Ragout

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

QTY:

Back to Perennials

Picture of Canna Firebird

With gorgeous lush green foliage and fiery red blooms this Canna makes a very strong statement when planted en masse. Great for adding a touch of the tropics to your planting scheme. Prefers a warm sunny position. Perennial.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1mcm x cm

Canna Firebird

Current Stock Height: 30 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$14.99

QTY:

Back to Perennials

PAGE  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  10 PER PAGE

Wairere Nursery
826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281 Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email:     Open 7 days 8:30am-5pm