Colourful Cannas
Home South Africa|November/December 2020
These plants boast striking foliage and pretty flowers.
Marie Esterhuyse

For an eye-catching display in your garden, plant alarge group of cannas (hybrids of Canna indica) together –either in abed, on your pavement or along the driveway. These dependable plants bloom from November to March in red, orange, yellow, salmon, rose-pink, apricot and even cream. They look good in amixed bed; plant at least three to five of them with flowering shrubs and perennials.

The plant’s leaves are just as striking as its flowers. Some are bronze-brown in colour, some are bright green or amore subtle dark green, while others have variegated foliage with attractive stripes.

The height of the respective hybrids varies. Check with your local nursery to find out how tall the canna you have chosen will grow.

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