Canna Catalogue 2017

Please let us know if you detect a problem with our website.

We don't despatch plants during very frosty weather.
Orders can be placed anytime.

If a customer is ordering nothing but seeds then our delivery charge is excessive.
We do our own website design and can't see how to fix this problem.
For a seeds-only order will a customer contact us 01252-514421 or email us@hartcanna.com.
We will refund some of the postage, or include some extra seeds.

Page updated 19 February 2017.
Deleted:
Cannova Bronze Scarlet seeds
Tropical Bronze Scarlet seeds
South Pacific seeds
Tropical White plants (seed still available)
Erebus

Home

Floral varieties

Water Cannas

Foliage varieties

Species

Seeds

All the cannas that we sell are our own production. What we sell are small plants, or at least a rhizome with fresh roots, and at least one growing shoot. This is the genetic material out of which you will get a gorgeous variety, correctly named, and healthy.

Customers purchasing cannas in winter should grow them under glass and in a frost-free environment.

They should be potted-on as soon as received, well watered, and given a little tlc (tender loving care) until they become established. They are not suitable for onward storage.

We prefer customers to order on-line where possible. The sale is then fully documented and we don't need to handle credit card information (which is handled by our Shopping Cart provider). We despatch cannas as soon as ordered, and we notify customers of the date of despatch. Callers to our nursery are welcome by arrangement. For information on canna cultivation, please see here: Cultivation

The varieties that we have available varies from time to time. Some varieties are deleted when our stock runs low, and some new varieties become available as our stock level increases.

An advantage of membership of the EU is that we can send living plants within the EU with no need for import/export documentation (which is prohibitively expensive to obtain). Needless to say we voted against Brexit. At present we can supply cannas to all the countries of the EU, but we can not send cannas to Norway which is not a member of the EU (we've actually had cannas refused entry. Customers in Norway need to use the facilities of a friend in Sweden). Switzerland is also not a member of the EU, but seems to turn a blind eye to living plant imports. Customers in the EU please note that we add an extra delivery charge. This charge is UKPounds10 and is added automatically by the Shopping Cart.


CannaAlb

'Alberich'



Price: £10.00 each
Quantity:

Height: Short/Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Peach.

Green foliage and nice peach flowers.

another photo


CannaAmb

'Ambassadour'


Price: £12.00 each

Out of stock. (We have ceased selling this variety for this year, because we really have to preserve our stock plants for next year. But if anyone really wants it, please phone, and we will sell one for £20)

Height: Medium.
Foliage: Green.
Flower: White.

There is no truly white canna. This is as good a white as any we've seen, having large and very nicely shaped flowers. Last year our stock got mixed with another variety. So we've taken it off the market for a year to sort out which is Ambassadour and which is not. If any customer would like to try it anyway, please give us a call. An alternative white is 'Tropical White', which see.


canannei

'Annei'


Price: £12.00

Quantity:

Height: Very tall, 2.5m+.
Foliage: Glaucous green lance shaped leaves
Flower: Apricot.

award of merit

A unique canna with a unique history. It is the tallest of the canna garden cultivars, and truly spectacular, with large, lance shaped glaucous leaves, and delicate apricot flowers. Extremely vigorous, it soon produces a large clump.

The story of 'Annei' is well documented. It was bred by Théodore Année in France in 1848. Année had worked as a diplomat in Chile, where he became familiar with cannas, and in retirement in France he devoted his time to breeding cannas. This variety was his first success, and it seems to have the distinction of being the very first named variety of canna. It was launched onto an amazed Parisian public a few years later and became an immediate success. It is reported that in the year 1861 some 20,000 "tufts" of canna 'Annei' were grown in the squares of Paris. (ref: Chaté, E. (1867) Le Canna, son histoire, sa culture).

We grew this variety many years ago, having originally acquired it from a French source, but it was lost due to virus. Imagine our joy when a customer in Italy sent us a few healthy rhizomes.

Those familiar with cannas will recognise a similarity with 'Stuttgart', in the flowers, foliage, and enormously long rhizomes. Essentially, it seems to be 'Stuttgart' but without the white stripes in the leaves. This absence of white in the leaves no doubt results in increased vigour giving a bigger plant.


CannaAss

'Assaut'


Price: £12 each

Quantity:

Height: Tall
Foliage: Pale Bronze.
Flower: Dark pink.

An old variety, and one of the best. Low stocks, hence higher price.

another photo
another photo


CannaAus

'Australia'


Price £9.50 each

Quantity:

This is the true 'Australia', reputed to be the darkest leaf of any canna.
A tall and slender plant.
Foliage: Very dark shiny chocolate colour.
flower: dark orange/red.

Buyer Beware: A different canna is being offered by the Garden Center Trade under the name of 'Australia'. This is wrongly named, and is a short variety with not very dark foliage.

another photo
another photo


BirdofParadise

'Bird of Paradise'


Price £10.00 each

Quantity:

Very tall (2m). A novelty variety. A slender plant with narrow lance shaped leaves in shades of green with pink blush. Coloured stems. Pink flowers. Bred by Brian Williams in the USA about 15 years ago

another photo
another photo


CannaBkn

'Black Knight'


Price £12.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Tall
Foliage: Pale bronze .
Flower: Red.

This is the true 'Black Knight. By reputation the darkest red flower of any canna. Beware other cannas online that are wrongly named Black knight

another photo


CannaBri

'Brilliant'


Price: £8.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green .
Flower: Red.

A relatively short canna with intensely red flowers and narrow lance shaped green foliage with a dark edge.

This variety has small rhizomes. It is very bushy and produces many stems.

another photo


CannaCali

'Calimero


Price: £10.00

Out of stock at present.

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green .
Flower: Yellow with red blotches.


photo


Cannova bronze scarlet

Cannova seed seed

'Cannova Bronze Scarlet'


Price, Plants: £8.50 each, available now.

Quantity (plants):







Price, Packet of 8 seeds: £8.00
Out of stock








'Cannova Bronze Scarlet'
A bushy, medium height canna with dark bronze foliage and red flowers.
We are quite impressed with it.
another photo

'CANNOVA' is a range of cannas bred by the Japanese company Takii, and marketed by their subsidiary in Holland. The first 3 varieties were introduced in 2014, since when more have been added. At present there is no white cannova (the nearest equivalent is 'Tropical White' which see).

These varieties are intended for the garden centre market, and the aim is that garden centres will have small, bushy, floriferous plants ready for sale and maybe already flowering at the start of the summer selling season. These varieties are F1 hybrid and are produced from seed (the first F1 hybrid cannas). Being F1 hybrids, the seed is not cheap, even to the trade. Incidentally, for reasons known only to Takii, the seed is painted bright blue!

These varieties are being vigorously marketed by Takii to trade customers.
See for example:
Canna Cannova
http://www.cannova.info

We also sell the seed, which is pre-scarified (by laser, you can see two tiny holes on each seed).

Cannovas flower in about 4 months from sowing the seed, and bush up with multiple shoots. Sow the seed early in the year, plant the young plants outside in June (or grow them in pots), and the plants will be flowering throughout the summer.

The best way to grow the seed is to sow it in compost about 1cm deep, and it is important to keep them hot, 25C to 30C, and wet, until they have germinated, and they will then germinate in about 8 days. The seedlings need to be potted into good compost, and grown in a heated propagator or greenhouse. They should be grown unchecked and potted on as required. Cannas need to be regularly fed with fertiliser, such as tomato feed. The seed is treated with Thiram fungicide, so wash your hands after handling.

Their final home can be the flower border, or they can be grown in pots, eg about 5 ltrs (8"). The plants and/or rhizomes can be kept and divided for future years

Incidentally, if you want to grow a white canna from seed, then the only option is to grow the 'Tropical White', which we also sell

It will be interesting to compare these varieties with the Takii 'Tropical' Series, which are also produced from seed but not F1 seed. We shall be carrying out our own trial comparing the Takii 'Cannova' and 'Tropical' series at our nursery in 2017. Visitors are welcome.


photo

'Cannova Bronze Orange'


A new variety of.
Plants available this spring

Height: Medium
Foliage: Bronze.
Flower: Orange


photo

'Cannova Lemon'


Price (plants): £8.50 each

Quantity (plants):



Price (packet of 8 seeds): £8.00
Seed available now

Quantity (pkt seeds):


Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Pale yellow

another photo


photo to be added

'Cannova Mango'


Price: £8.50 each

Quantity:



Price, packet of 8 seeds: £8.00

Seed available now

Quantity:



Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Pink.

A distinctive and attractive varietty, with nicely shaped flowers.


photo to be added

'Cannova Orange Shades'


Plants available April 2017.

Seed available now

Price (Plants): £8.50 each

Quantity:

Price (Seeds): Packet of 8 seeds £8.50

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: orange.
The name "shades" presumably means that the colour varies slightly, though we haven't noticed it.

another photo


photo to be added

'Cannova Red Shades'


Price (Plants): £8.50 each

Quantity:



Price (packet of 8 seeds): £8.00
Seed available now

Quantity:



Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: shades of red.

another photo


photo

'Cannova Rose'


Price, Plants: £8.50 each

Quantity:



Price packet of 8 seeds: £8.00
Seed available now

Quantity:



Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Pink (in our opinion, more red than pink). For a strong true pink you still need 'Tropical Rose'.

another photo


photo

'Cannova Yellow'


Price, Plants: £8.50 each

Quantity:



Price, packet of 8 seeds: £8.00
Seed available now

Quantity:



Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Yellow with red speckles.

another photo


Canna Carnival

'Carnival'


Price: £9.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Brilliant orange.

another photo


Canna Centenaire de Rozain Boucharlat

'Centenaire de Rozain Boucharlat'


Price £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green .
Flower: Red.

An French variety dating from 1930, with true crimson/pink flowers.

another photo


Canna Champion

'Champion'


Price £9.00 each

(Out of stock at prsent)

Height: Tall
Foliage: Bronze.
Flower: Various pink shades in the same flower.

another photo


Canna Chou Chou

'Chouchou'


Price £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Pale yellow with pink speckling.


Canna Cleopatra

'Cleopatra'


Out of stock (We have ceased selling this variety for this year, because we really have to preserve our stock plants for next year. But if anyone really wants one please phone, and we will sell one for £20)

Height: Medium to tall
Foliage: Green, bronze, or both .
Flower: Yellow with speckles, and/or red.
Stock level: Low

A "Chimaera", the flowers can be red or yellow, and often are partly red and partly yellow. Similarly, the foliage can be green, or can be green with chocolate streaks. Sometimes the flower is completely red and the foliage completely chocolate, and then is identical to 'General Eisenhower'.

another photo


Canna Durban

'Durban'

Also known as 'Phasion', Tropicanna (TM).


Price: £12.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Burgundy with pink stripes. .
Flower: Tangerine Orange.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.
The most popular canna of all time. Gorgeous multi-coloured foliage. The ultimate garish canna and not for those sensitive souls who don't like clashing colours.

We fought a legal battle to free it from Plant Breeders Rights and make it available for anyone to sell.

To retain the colour of the foliage, it better grown in some dappled shade (actually, this is true of all cannas with brown or red leaves).

another photo
another photo
another photo
another photo
another photo


Ehemannii

'Ehemannii'


Price £12.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Very tall
Foliage: Very large bright green leaves.
Flower: Cerise, nodding trusses.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002. An unusual but very beautiful canna. Often wrongly referred to as Canna iridiflora (it is a sterile hybrid of C. iridiflora). It is one of the oldest hybrids, dating from the 1860's.

Having parentage of C. iridiflora gives it distinct characteristics of giant foliage and nodding flowers. We also feel that it is somewhat hardier than other cannas. On the downdside, the rhizomes are close-packed and woody, and difficult to divide.

another photo


En Avant

'En Avant'


Price: £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: yellow with red spots.


photo

'Extase'

Translation 'Extasy'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Salmon Pink

another photo


Canna E Neubert

'Eric Neubert'

Also called 'Verdi'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium.
Foliage: Pale bronze.
Flower: Flame orange.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002. Distinctive lance-shaped foliage lightly striped bronze.

Very similar to (and may be the same as) the old variety 'Verdi'.

another photo


Canna Feu Magique

'Feu Magique'

Also called 'Feuerzeuber'


Price £9.50


Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Bronze.
Flower: A treu crimson red.

another photo

Canna Fiesta

'Fiesta'


Price: £9.50 each

(Out of stock at prsent)

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Yellow with red flash. Quite distinctive.

another photo


photo to be added

'Firebird'


Price: £9.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower:red.

another photo


General Eisenhower

'General Eisenhower'

Also known as:
'La France' (probably its original name
Tropicanna Black(TM)


Price £12.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Tall
Foliage: Very dark bronze
Flower: Orange/red

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.

Dark bronze foliage well-shaped foliage. Well-shaped orange/red flowers.


Canna Golden Orb

'Golden Orb'


Price: £9.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: pale bronze
Flower: Golden.

A new variety which combines a golden flower with bronze foliage. Well shaped flowers on a well proportioned plant with heavy foliage. This variety is bound to be a winner.

another photo
another photo


photo

'Grand Duc'


Price: £9.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Yellow with red speckles.

another photo


Canna Grandiose

'Grandiose'


Price £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium/tall
Foliage: Bronze
Flower: Orange

Unusual foliage colour, which is a distinctive shade of bronze.


photo

'Happy Carmen'


Price: £9.50 each

Available from April onwards

Height: Very short
Foliage: Dark Green.
Flower: Dark Red

The "HAPPY MISS" Cannas are a range of new varieties that are very short and chunky. They are happy in a 4 Litre (5") pot, or at the front of the border. We shall be carrying out a trial in 2017, one objective of which is to compare the various short cannas including the 'Happy Miss', 'Tropical' and 'Cannova' series, and others. Visitors are welcome

another photo


photo

'Happy Cleo'


Price: £9.50 each

Available from April onwards

Height: Very short
Foliage: Dark Green.
Flower: Orange.

another photo


photo to be added

'Happy Emily'


Price: £9.50 each

Available from April onwards

Height: Very short
Foliage: Dark Green.
Flower: Yellow with red speckles.

another photo


photo

'Happy Isabel'


Price: £9.50 each

Available from April onwards

Height: Very short
Foliage: Dark Green.
Flower: Pink

another photo


photo to be added

'Happy Julia'


Price: £9.50 each

Available from April onwards

Height: Very short
Foliage: Dark bronze.
Flower: Red.

another photo


photo to be added

'Happy Wilma'


Price: £9.50 each

Available from April onwards

Height: Very short
Foliage: Bronze.
Flower: Orange.

another photo


Canna herman

'Herman'


Price £10.00 each

Out of stock at the present time

A tall plant with very narrow and very dark foliage. The flowers are very dark red.

Given to us as an unnamed plant by a Dutch grower whose name was Herman, hence the name.

There is no doubt it is distinctive. We put it on our stand at the Hampton Court show where sales were very good, so here it is in our catalogue.

another photo


Canna Indiana

'Indiana'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Very tall, 2m+
Foliage: Green
Flower: Brilliant orange.

A very tall and vigorous plant with pale green lance-shaped foliage and bright orange flowers. Produces copious amonts of seeds.


Canna Intrigue

'Intrigue'


A tall canna with dark brown narrow lanceolate leaves, and rather nice but small orange flowers. Sometimes confused with 'Mystique', which is exactly the same foliage but with red flowers instead of orange.

We're not selling either 'Intrigue' or 'Mistique' this year because our stocks got mixed, and we need a year to grow them out to see which is which. If a customer doesn't mind whether the flower is red or orange, then please phone us.

another photo


Canna Jivago

'Jivago'


Price: £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Orange

another photo


LESOTHO lIL

'Lesotho Lil'


Plants, £12.00 each.

Quantity:

Height: Very tall
Foliage: Green
Flower: orange

another photo


Canna Lolita

'Lolita'


Plants, £10.00 each.

(Out of stock at the present time)

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Cerise pink with a pale yellow edge.


Canna Louis Cayeux

'Louis Cayeux'


Price: £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Tall
Foliage: Green
Large Creamy pink Flower.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 1906 and 2002.

another photo


photo

'Marlena'


Price: £9.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Bronze.
Flower: Peachy.

another photo


Canna Montaigne

'Montaigne'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Bronze
Flower: Orange/red.

another photo


Canna Mystique

'Mystique'

Not available at present, please phone 01252-514421.


Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Peach.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.

This is usually classed as a foliage variety, because it grows tall, and it has distinctive narrow very dark leaves. It also has a nice flower, albeit small, so we include it here as a floral variety.

The leaf

The flower


Musifolia

'Musifolia Grande'


Price: £10.00 each

Quantity:

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.

A giant variety, over 2 meters. Green leaves with red veins and edges, and red stems. Suitable for the larger garden, National Trust properties etc.

It rarely flowers in the English climate because by the end of summer it has not reached its full height. The flowers are small and orange.

another photo
another photo
A row at our nursery


photo

'Oiseau D'Or'


Price: £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Yellow with red speckles.

another photo


Canna Orange Chocolate

'Orange Chocolate'


Price: £10.00 each


Quantity:

Height: medium 1.5 mtrs
Foliage: Dark Bronze
Flower: Tangerine Orange,

another photo


Canna Orange Punch

'Orange Punch'


Price: £9.50 each


Quantity:

Height: medium 1.5 mtrs
Foliage: green
Flower: Brilliant orange.

A favourite at RHS Wisley Garden, where it has been featured in floral displays for the past few years.

another photo

another photo


Canna Panache

'Panache'


Price: £12.00 each


Quantity:

Height: tall, 2mtrs
Foliage: Glaucous green narrow leaves.
Flower: Cream with a mahogany centre.

Quite unlike any other canna. Most people love it at first sight.

another photo grown in large tubs at RHS Wisley Garden


Canna Panama

'Panama'


Price: £12.00 each


Quantity:

Height: tall 1.8 mtrs
Foliage: Dark green.
Flower: Rich pure yellow.

.

another photo


Canna Perkeo

'Perkeo'


Price £8.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Creamy pink.

Also known as 'Fatamorgana'

another photo


photo to be added

'Pink Perfection'


Price: £10.00 each

Presently out-of-stock

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Shocking pink.

another photo


Canna President

'President'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Scarlet.

A sturdy plant of medium height, with fleshy pale green foliage and large scarlet flowers.

Much beloved of London parks in years gone by.

another photo


Canna Pretoria

'Pretoria'


Price £10.00 each.

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Striped green and cream
Flower: Tangerine Orange.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002. An exceptionally popular variety. Also known as 'Striata', 'Bengal Tiger', 'Palida', 'Malawiensis'.

The unique feature is the foliage, which is herringbone stripes, cream on green. It has exactly the same large orange flower as 'Durban (to which it is genetically related).

This is one of the best canna varieties, and one of the 'classics' of the canna world. It never fails to please.

another photo

another photo


Canna Prince Charmant

'Prince Charmant'


Price: £8.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Pink

A delightful canna with well-shaped pale pink flowers with a touch of yellow. Bred in 1922 in France.


Canna Purpurea

'Purpurea'


Price £10.00 each

Quantity:

A giant variety, over 2 mtrs, with bronze foliage. Small orange flowers. Rather more upright growth (ie more fastigiate) than 'Russian Red', slightly taller, and the foliage is not as dark.

We supplied Wisley Garden with this variety in 2011 (see photos).

another photo


Canna Queen Charlotte

'Queen Charlotte'

Also called 'Konigin Charlotte', 'Reine Charlotte'


Price £9.00 per plant

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Bicolour red with a yellow outer

An old variety, bred in Germany.

another photo


Canna Richard Wallace

'Richard Wallace'

Sometimes named C. lutea


Price £8.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Yellow with red speckles.

An extremely vigorous canna which produces masses of new shoots each year.

another photo


Canna Rbert Kemp

'Robert Kemp'

Sometimes named Canna compacta


Price £8.50 each

Quantity:

A species-type canna with rather small orange flowers and bright green foliage.

Medium height and very vigorous.

We also sell seeds, see C. compacta


Canna Roi Humbert

'Roi Humbert'

Sometines called 'Red King Humbert'


Price 12.00 each

Now out of stock

Quantity:

Height: very tall
Foliage: dark bronze.
Flower: dark orange/red.

An impressive plant for the herbaceous border.

The flowers remain somewhat tube-shaped.

A leaf


Canna Roi Soleil

'Roi Soleil'


Price: £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Deep red.


Canna Roma

'Roma'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green
Flower: Bicolour red and yellow.

Large flaccid flowers.

An "Italian Series" canna bred around 1900. There are several similar varieties, and we are not exactly sure of the name, particulatly since the patterning can be variable - some flower have more yellow, and some less. If anyone has an opinion on this please let us know.

another photo


Canna Rosemond Coles

'Rosemond Coles'


Price: £10.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Bicolour, red and yellow.

Although we say "medium height" it is actually a very stocky plant with thick bright green foliage, and large heavy flowers.


Russian Red

'Russian Red'


Price £10.00 each.

Bulk packs available

Quantity:

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.

A giant variety, 2 mtrs+, with very dark reddish bronze foliage. Small orange flowers.

Suitable for the larger garden, National Trust properties etc.

We identified this variety as an improved version of C. indica 'Purpurea' (it has bigger and darker leaves) which we named 'Russian Red' (don't ask why, it's a long story). We submitted it to the 2002 RHS Canna Trial where it received the RHS AGM Award.

We also sell this variety in bulk. Please enquire

another photo

another photo


photo added

'Saladin'


Price: £9.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Tall
Foliage: Dark Bronze.
Flower: Pink with silver sheen.

another photo


photo

'Salsa'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Yellow with red speckles.

another photo


photo

'Semaphore'


Price: £10.00 each

Out of stock at the present time

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green.
Flower: Yellow with red speckles.

another photo


Canna Shenandoah

'Shenandoah'


Price: £12.00 each

(out of stock at the present time)

Height: Medium
Foliage: Pale bronze
Flower: Shocking pink

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002. This is an old variety, and one of the most spectacular of the pink varieties.

another photo
another photo


Singapore Girl

'Singapore Girl'


Price: £9.50 each
Quantity:

Height: Tall, 2mtrs
Foliage: Very big pale Green leaves
Flower: Tangerine orange.

another photo

Large bright orange flowers, and a tall, bright green plant.


SocBelle

'Society Belle'


Price £9.00 each

Quantity:

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.

RHS AGM Award 2002. An old variety with a new name and an interesting history. In 2002 RHS Wisley submitted a distinct but un-named cultivar to the canna trial. It was a variety widely grown and even naturalised in the wilder parts of the garden. It had no variety name so they simply called it C. indica cultivar. Within the year of the trial, the 3 rhizomes that they planted grew into an enormous clump, and so impressed the judges that they awarded it the coveted AGM Award. This variety then retreated into obscurity, but continued to be grown as a naturalised plant in the RHS garden. Pan forward to 2013. We had acquired specimens of this plant from the RHS, and we felt that it deserved to be marketed commercially. So we approached the RHS and suggested that a plant with the AGM award should be given a variety name. The RHS duly gave it the variety name 'Society Belle'. This is the first year that we have included it in our catalogue.

It is a tall variety, around 2m, with green foliage lightly tinged bronze. It is very prolific, and is seemingly relatively hardy (at Wisley it is naturalised outside). It has small orange species-type flowers. It is distinct from 'Musifolia Grande' (ie it is not reminiscent of a banana plant), and distinct from 'Purpurea' (not so dark).

another photo

another photo

Naturalised at Wisley Gardens


spac

'South Pacific'


Price (plants): £9.00 each

Quantity:

Price (seeds): £5.00 for 10 seeds

Out of Stock for this year

Height: Short, 30cm.
Foliage: Green
Flower: Orange with a little yellow.

This variety comes true from seed, which is very unusual in cannas. We also sell the seed. This seed is pre-scarified. It should germinate in about 10 days if grown in a seed propagator at about 25-30 degrees, and will flower the same year if sown early in the season. See notes on growing cannas from seed.

another photo


Stuttgart

'Stuttgart'


Price £12.00 each

Quantity:

A very unusual and distinctive canna. One of the tallest cannas, 2.5 meters, with narrow glaucous leaves variously striped and splashed with cream. Smallish apricot flowers.

The foliage always becomes disfigured by some cream areas turning brown, and there seems to be no way of preventing this. Certainly, growing them in the shade doesn't work and neither does high-potash fertiliser which is sometimes recommended. But even so, it is so vigorous that this minor fault may be overlooked. It is very popular at Wisley Garden.

another photo
another photo
growing wild in Tartagal, northern Argentina


Canna Tali

'Tali'


Price: £9.00 each

(out of stock at the present time)

Height: Short
Foliage: Bronze
Flower: Orange.

A short plant with distinctive orange flowers.

another photo


Canna Triomphe

'Triomphe

'

Price: £10.00 each

(Out of stock at the present time)

Height: Medium
Foliage: Bronze
Flower: Red.

A medium tall canna with dark bronze foliage and large true crimson flowers.

another photo


xx

'Tropical Rose

'

Price (Plants): £7.50 each

Presently out of stock of plants.
More stock ready in April.

We have the seed

Price (Seeds): £5.00 for 10 seeds

Quantity:

The first of the Takii 'Tropical' series, and the one we like the most

Height: Short
Foliage: Green
Flower: Pink

TROPICAL SERIES

This is a range of 6 varieties bred by Takii in Japan. All are very short, flowering at around 0.3 meters to 0.5 meters (12" to 18").

They are suitable as border edging plants, and they can also be grown as pot plants in quite small pots. We recommend a 5 Litre pot (about 8") per plant.

They are unusual among cannas, not only in being very short, but also in being able to be grown from seeds. We normally sell both the plants and the seeds. The seed is pre-scarified (if you look closely, you will see two small holes made by a laser). If you pollinate the flowers, you may be able to collect your own seeds for future years.

If grown well (which essentially means growing under glass, plenty of heat, plenty of water, and a good root run of rich compost), they will flower in 90 to 120 days from sowing the seed.

another photo


Tropical Yellow

'Tropical Yellow'


Price (Plants): £7.50 each

Quantity:

Price (Seeds): £5.00 for 10 seeds

Quantity:

Height: Short
Foliage: Green
Flower: yellow with pink speckles


xxx

'Tropical Red'


Price (Plants): £7.50 each

Quantity:

Price (Seeds): £5.00 for 10 seeds

Quantity:

Height: Short
Foliage: Green
Flower: Red


xxx

'Tropical White'


Price (Plants): £7.50 each

We are out of stock of plants right now but more will soon be ready.

Price (Seeds): £5.00 for 10 seeds

Quantity:

Height: Short
Foliage: Green
Flower: White

There are not many white cannas and this is the only one that is short. It is also a good shade of white.
Occasionally a particular plant has white flowers speckled pink, which is a very nice variation.


xxx

'Tropical Salmon'


Price (Plants): £7.50 each

Quantity:

Price (Seeds): £5.00 for 10 seeds

Quantity:

Height: Short
Foliage: Green
Flower: Salmon


xxx

'Tropical Bronze Scarlet'


Price (Plants): £7.50 each

Presently out of stock
More stock ready from April.

Price (Seeds): £5.00 for 10 seeds

Out of Stock, but more stock on order and due in a few days

Height: Short
Foliage: Dark Bronze
Flower: Dark red

In our opinion this is a shorter dwarf dark bronze canna than 'Cannova Bronze Red'


Canna Whithelm Pride

'Whithelm Pride'

Price £12.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: Green with a bronze blush with distinctive red stem and leaf veins.
Flower: Damask pink.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.

another photo

The photo below is of a single plant and was taken at the 2002 RHS Canna Trial. Canna Trial


Canna Wyoming

'Wyoming'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Very tall, over 2mtrs
Foliage: Dark bronze
Flower: large, Tangerine orange.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 1906 and 2002.

An old variety which is one of the all-time favourites.


photo at mansion House, London
photo at a park, Channel Isles, Jersey


Canna Yara

'Yara'


Price: £8.50 each

Quantity:

Height: Medium to short
Foliage: Green
Flower: yellow with red speckles.

another photo
another photo


Water Cannas

This is a range of 4 varieties which are intended to be grown as water plants. They grow with the roots totally immersed in water, but they can be grown equally well in the garden border, and seem just as drought-hardy as other cannas. They are all tall plants (2 metres).

They were bred in America (Longwood Gardens) from C. glauca which grows in water.

Like C. glauca, they all have narrow lance shaped glaucous (bluish) foliage, and rather spidery flowers. There are 4 varieies: 'Ra', 'Erebus', 'Endeavour', 'Taney' (all named after ships), 'Ra' is by far the most popular, followed by 'Erebus', and both were awarded AGM at the 2002 Wisley Trial. Wisley Garden often makes use of 'Ra' in their various water schemes.

NOTE: the rhizomes are very slender and do not winter well. For this reason we recommend not letting them go dormant, but taking them out of the water and growing them through the winter in a frost-free greenhouse.

WATER CANNAS

Photo of water cannas 'Ra', 'Erebus', 'Endeavour' growing in water
(The pond is hidden)


WATER CANNA 'Ra'

WATER CANNA 'Ra'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Very Tall
Foliage: Glaucous green
Flower: Clear lemon yellow.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.

another photo


WATER CANNA 'Erebus

WATER CANNA 'Erebus'


Price: £9.00 each

Presently our of stock. We are awaitin plants to show throug

Height: Very tall
Foliage: Glaucous green
Flower: Pink.

award of merit

RHS AGM Award 2002.


WATER CANNA 'Endeavour

WATER CANNA 'Endeavour'


Price: £9.00 each

Quantity:

Height: Very Tall
Foliage: Glaucous green
Flower: Red.


WATER CANNA 'Taney

WATER CANNA 'Taney'


Now out of stock


Height: Very tall
Foliage: Glaucous green
Flower: Orange.

another photo


CANNA SPECIES

These are the original wild cannas. They are all native to the tropical Americas. To read more about the natural history of canna species see: Canna Taxonomy

[NOTE: In this catalogue we follow the formal rules of botanical nomenclature, which are as follows:
1. If a plant is a species, then its name is in italics, the genus is capitalised, and the species in not capitalised, for example: Canna compacta, which would normally be abbreviated to C. compacta.
2. If a plant is a garden hybrid, then the rules are that the name is always capitalised and always enclosed in single quotes, and is usually given in a bold typeface, eg 'Robert Kemp'.

If anyone has canna species that we don't have we would be grateful if they would get in touch with us.

Please note that we will be growing new stock for sale from next spring, and we alo sell seeds, see below.


Canna compacta

C. compacta

Also known as 'Robert Kemp'


Plants available from April.

Seed available now.
Price: £4.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.

Quantity:

Height: Medium
Foliage: green. Distinct.
Flower: orange, compact.


C. flaccida

C. flaccida


Plants available from April.

Seed available now
Price: £5.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.

Quantity:

Soft pale green foliage and large flaccid yellow flowers the texture of tissue paper. Enormous seed pods. Medium height.

Night flowering, and reputedly fragrant, though we find the scent difficult to detect. Believed to be in the parentage of many floral varieties. It is native to the Florida Everglades whete it is known as "Bandana of the Everglades". On of our contacts says you usually find it where yoyu find alligators. It normally grows in shallow water although it will grow equally well in the garden border.

A collectors item, we find it needs hot conditions to flower. It performs better in a greenhouse than outdoors where the buds often turn to mildew. It is night flowering and pollinated by moths. Each flower lasts barely more than a day.

another photo


C. glauca

C. glauca


Plants available from April

seed available now.


Price: £4.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.
Quantity:

Very narrow reed-like foliage of a glaucous (blueish) hue. Fairly large pale yellow spidery but attractive flowers. A deservedly popular garden plant which can be grown in the pond.

Natively found growing in shallow water throughout the tropical Americas, from the southern USA to Chile and Argentina, and in the West Indies.

It will grow equally well in the garden border.

This species is the parent of the "Water Cannas"

another photo


C. indica

C. indica


Seeds available now, details to be added shortly

C. indica is a very variable species common throughout the tropical Americas.

Various types ranging from very short to very tall, and various colours.


C. jacobiniflora

C. jacobiniflora


Plants available from April.

Seed available now.
Price: £5.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.

Quantity:

Discovered in Argentina as recently as 1988. A fairly tall canna with orange flowers which remain almost closed. The species name jacobiniflora means the flowers are hooded like a Jacobin monk's hood.


No photo

C. jaegeriana

Plants available from April

Seed available now.
Price: £5.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.

Quantity:

A tall plant with green foliage and small but distinctive orange flowers. Native to various islands in the West Indies. Rather more tender than other cannas.

another photo


No photo

C. paniculata


Plants available from April.

Seeds available now.
Price: £5.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.

Quantity:

Tall plant with green paddle-shaped foliage. We find it rather more tender than other cannas. There is a good specimen in the Temperate House at Kew gardens.


C. patens

C. patens

Also known as C. limbata, C. braziliensis


Plants, Price: £8.00 each

Quantity:

seeds, Price: £5.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.
Quantity:

A small wiry plant with small green leaves and rather slender stems. Very floriferous. Attractive bi-coloured flowers.

A large clump has grown in the Temperate House at RBG Kew for many years.

Sometimes seen as C. braziliensis.

Another photo Growing at Kew gardens, Temperate House


C. turckheimii

C. tuerckheimii


Plants available from April.

Seed available now


Price: £5.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.
Quantity:

Very big pale green plant with giant leaves and tubular orange flowers. Makes a good foliage plant. We find it rather more tender than other cannas. Our stock came from Belize.


C. warszewiczii

C. warszewiczii


Plants available from April

Seed available now.
Price: £5.00 for a pack of 10 seeds.

Quantity:

A very attractive fairly short species with olive-green wavy-edged leaves and small but brilliant red flowers. It is quite distinct, and is garden-worthy both for flowers and foliage. The red seed pods are also distinctive.

Note: the name is pronounced "var-shay-vishi-eye". We have also seen this species sold under the name 'Hot Shot' which is easier to pronounce.

another photo
another photo
another photo, red seed pods


Notes on growing Cannas from seed

Very few cannas can be grown from seeds. In general, the species (ie cannas that grow wild in nature) can be grown from seeds, but the garden hybrids are usually sterile and don't produce seeds. Those garden hybrids that do produce seeds usually don't come true (ie the the flower of the seedling is not like the flower of the parent. There are some exceptions to this general rule, in particular the 'Tropical' and 'Cannova' series do grow from seed and also do come true. The variety 'South Pacific also comes true from seed.

Canna seed needs to be scarified (except for the 'Tropical' and 'Cannova' series). Scarified seed then germinates very readily, usually in about 9 days. The short and medium height cannas grown from seed generally mature and flower the same year. To read more about growing cannas from seed click here.

Some seed we produce ourselves and some we obtain from suppliers. We should caution that the seed supplied to us we take on trust that the naming is correct.


OPEN DAYS 2017

This year we have a change. Instead of having our Open Days at our home, we are having it at our nursery, Friday to Monday, August 26th to 29th, 10.00am to 4.00pm. (This is the August Bank Holiday). See "Canna Trial" below.

If any of our friends and those interested in cannas would also like to see our garden at our home, they would be very welcome, just phone us before coming to make sure we will be there.


CANNA TRIAL 2017

In 2017, for the first time, we will be holding a trial of our cannas, and other sub-tropical plants, at our nursery

Date: Friday 25 August 2017 to Monday 28 August 2017. Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm .

Admission £3.50, includes Cream Tea

Access for wheelchairs (except for toilet). plenty of parking.

We will be showing:

1. All the cannas of our catalogue, plus other cannas from our National Collection of Cannas, plus any other varieties that growers care to send us.

2. Dave and Celeste will be showing their collection of other sub-tropical plants, such as colocasias, alocasias, gingers, bananas, etc.

For further details see our website:
www.canna-trial-international.com


FLOWER SHOWS 2017

We are exhibiting at the following RHS shows:

MALVERN SPRING SHOW. 11 to 14 May 2017.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW 4 to 9 July 2017. Main Floral Marquee, Stand 377

WISLEY AUTUMN SHOW 5 to 10 September 2017.


© Copyright Hart Canna 1998 - Cannifer Ltd 2015