Welcome to Cannas Australia. Cannas Australia is now an Informational and research site covering cannas grown, bred and found throughout Australia with a small selection of cannas for sale to Australian gardeners.
One of my keen canna fanatic friends named Glen currently has canna Cupid and other cannas for sale through Cannagle Cannas to Australian buyers, be sure to check his current stock out.
Growing these tropical plants I have really enjoyed as they just flower for so long here in Victoria, my canna collection has grown and includes old heritage and hybrid canna plants such as the old Humbert Cannas to some new garden plants like Canna Vestarae to the dwarf short growing spotted cultivar with the appropriate name of Spotted Delight.
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One of the oldest cannas was raised in 1848 it is called Annei this was the first canna to be hybridized, Annei is a hybrid from the species Glauca and I’m glad to have had them both growing in my garden.
Some other heirloom types that were popular in their day were the plants raised and known as the Antoine Crozy Cannas.
Often these summer flowering plants are found for sale under the name cannas x generalis.
Sometimes they are also called canna lilies, these heritage plants can still be found growing in old gardens, some are also suitable as pond plants, yet these exotic plants also take the dry and are tough water wise plants and have stood the test of time here in Victoria and abroad. As tough as these plants are they don't flower in winter.
Canna plants are long time growing perennials that flower throughout the year in areas that don't get frost damage in winter.
These are some of my picture scans from old vintage gardening catalogues and magazine that I've collected over the years, the old canna lilly flowers are colored so beautiful.
Here is a scanned picture I brought of a hand finished litho of species canna Liliiflora it was published around the 1860s.
Species such as canna Warscewiczii and Iridiflora pictured are a few of the original old types.
When growing cannas you too will find they have beautiful flowers and foliage and they come in a wide range of colors including green, purple toned and bronzed leaves.
I was lucky enough many years ago to see my King Humbert show a flash reminder that he produced the even more famous YKH, Ive only ever seen this display once...Canna Roi Humbert aka King Humbert with dark foliage produced a sport which was named Yellow King Humbert with green foliage often with a few dark sectors through the leaves and Yellow King Humbert is also known to produce sports which are known as Red King Humbert with dark foliage also. The Heirloom Humbert Cannas
They really do offer something for everyone’s palette as there are many
types to choose from. These are easy to grow perennial plants learn about planting them so you can enjoy the colors of some canna flowers in your garden.
The spectacular Madame Butterfly with up-to 14 cm wide blooms Glen currently has this beauty for sale through Cannagle Cannas to Australian buyers only, be sure to check his current stock out. Read a full description all about Madame Butterfly and many others.
A Tuckers Seed House from 1918 seed packet.
I hope you enjoy browsing my canna site and find some useful information about these vibrant and colourful flowering plants to take away with you, Raelene