Canna musifolia grande
Large banana like foliage. Grows to 3 metres tall. Larger plants available see following listings.
1 litre pot size. Smaller pots have ended for this season. Fresh young plants ready for immediate potting on or planting out. See the canna growing guide for further growing guidance.
A very fast growing large canna for an exotic look. Grow for large leaves, a height of 3 metres easily possible. Leaves have a maroon margin. Stems flushed maroon. The small orange flowers are a seldom produced bonus. However, in 2021 a good number have flowered here from as little as three and a half feet tall. As yet it remains unknown why this has happened as before this year flowering was a rare event with my stock all descending from one plant from the national collection some years ago. At least a few of my customers who bought spring/summer 2021 have had some flowers too including a group of 6 plants which all flowered, a local customer bought two and both flowered at less than four feet tall so information suggesting they never get large enough to flower is incorrect. Height has no relation to flowering! In five summers I have seen only 3 flower spikes one of which failed to open as it was produced too late in the season but in 2021 I have had 16 flower spikes .
See Canna growing guide if you are not familiar with growing canna. If buying January-March you will need to grow on with some heat and light to intiate growth or the rhizome may rot. Dispatched weekly.