Cannas Australia Heritage and New Hybrid Garden Plants

Welcome to Cannas Australia. Cannas Australia is an Informational and research site covering cannas grown, bred and found throughout Australia, I also sell my excess cannas (exquisite selection of New and Heirloom varieties) Cannas for sale are available to Australian gardeners. 

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canna Sherwingle

Cannas are a very long time flowering perennial plants. In Victoria they generally start flowering mid to late spring and continue flowering until the weather gets too cold or till the first frost of winter. In warmer climates like Queensland they can produce flowers continually.

canna strawberries and cream

Cannas come in an array of colors and size’s making the flowers parts vary, learn about the stamen and shapes and sizes of the labellum.

new pink canna magicalgle

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.

Yellow King Humbert aka Cleopatra

Looking for a particular canna or flower color? Use the search box below to find it fast on Cannas Australia.

Cannas like the cultivar John Lochner pictured above are sometimes called canna bulbs learn about what cannas really are and how much cannas increase and propagate

Some other heirloom types that were popular in their day were the plants raised and known as the Antoine Crozy Cannas.

canna I Am Beautiful Gle Series

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 in Victoria.

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.

canna jarhondarh

Some have variegated foliage like the white leaves seen on the spectacular Stuttgart pictured below.

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

Artist Pallet Gle Series Australia 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 pink flowering canna Madame Butterfly with up-to 14 cm wide blooms. 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 Cannas Australia site and find some useful information about these vibrant and colourful flowering plants to take away with you, Raelene

Tropical Cannas for Sale Vibrant Garden Plants
Cannas for sale in Australia, Canna Lily Plants Post to Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland
Canpelkni Blooms Canna Varieties of these Tropical Flowering Plants
Exotic plants of Canna Varieties. Growing cannas in Australia as garden flowers perennials
Canna Virus in Australia
Pictures of Canna Virus in Plants
The Canna Lily and Why These Plants are Called This Name
What is a Canna Lily are Cannas a true Lilies. What do you know these garden plants as. What is the correct name
Exotic Cannas Use's and Purpose of these Perennial Tropical Plants
How Cannas have been used around the world. Not just as garden plants. In art a food source and jewelry
Tips for Growing Cannas Where to Plant For that Exotic Garden Look
Ideas for Growing Cannas. Where to Plant. What position is best. Sun or Shade for these tropicals. Ideal for backyard ponds and amongst cottage gardens
Different Parts of Canna Flowers their Names and Purpose
Parts of Canna Flowers what are they called. Petals and flower buds. Purpose of colors on these beautiful garden plants
Height of Canna Plants Short Medium Tall and Giant Growing Cannas
Different heights of Canna Plants. Will a dwarf plant grow taller. How tall can cannas grow
Exciting Tropical Canna Foliage as Colorful Accent Plants
Colors of Canna Foliage. Variegated leaves of green shades and purple colored plants
Variegated Foliage Cannas a Range of Stripes and Block Colours on Large Leaves
Exotic plants with variegated foliage are the Cannas with colourful striped bright leaves. Description and pictures of these colourful garden plants.
Favourite Cannas Picture Gallery
Beautiful Favourite Cannas, Magnificent old flowers shouldn’t be forgotten. Cream of the crop Garden Cannas
Prints of Canna Flowers from Old Antique Pictures, Beautiful Old Garden Flowers
Old antique prints of canna flowers for sale as once grown in old gardens
How Canna Seeds Develop and Grow from Pollination to Harvest
Choosing and checking Canna seeds for sowing. Planting the hard black seeds, seed germination how they grow
Reader Canna Questions and Aswers
I receive Canna questions frequently and always try to give honest, helpful answers. I have selected some of the best Q and A's about Cannas and posted to Cannas
The Smallest Canna plant I Unknowingly Brought Through Mail Order
Some of the smallest canna plants that have been posted to me over the years, pictures of some tiny plants I have bought, see how little they were.
Cannas Garden Diary of Australian Canna Plants
Garden Diary of cannas long flowering perennial plants. What happens and when. Flower guide throughout the year
Cannagle Cannas
Cannagle Cannas by Glen
Gardening with Red Cannas the Different Types of Red Tropical Flowers
Tropical Red Cannas with bright and colorful garden flowers. Shades of red flowers and varieties. Names and pictures
Bronze Leaf Colored Red Cannas as Foliage Plants in the Graden Design
Dark foliage and bronze leaf colored red cannas for pots and garden plants
Color Shades of Yellow Cannas as Bright Colorful Garden Plants
Gardening with yellow cannas plus the many different tones of soft and rich yellow for the garden
Gallery of Pink Cannas All the Shades of Pink Colored Garden Flowers
Photos of Pink Cannas In Australia. Different shapes and shades of Pinks. Pictures and descriptions of pink flowering tropical plants
Flowering Cannas with Orange Flowers
Different varieties of cannas with orange flowers. Coloured and shaded in different types of orange bi coloured and border trimmed cannas.
Old Canna Breeders of These Tough Tropical Garden Plants
The best Canna Breeders of old hybrid plants and new exotic looking cannas
Heirloom Canna Yellow King Humbert, Variegated Flowers & Leaves
Amazing Canna Yellow King Humbert, Yellow & Red Spotted and Striped Blooms. Unusual Variegated leaves with Dark Brown Stripes.
Heirloom Crozy Cannas Stunning Garden Plants Raised in France
Description of old Crozy Cannas bred by Mr A Crozy. Picture of these old garden plants from the 1880s
Old Canna Roma is a Easy to Grow Tall Growing Tropical Plant
Raised in Italy Canna Roma is a heirloom plant with fresh green foliage and bright orange bordered golden yellow garden flowers, common in Australia
Canna Glauca is a Yellow Flowering Species Originating from America
Long narrow leaves on canna Glauca, Blue green glaucous color. Pictures and description of this unusual tropical wetland plant used in breeding aquatic cannas.
Canna J D Cabos Heirloom Tropical Gardening Plants still growing
Heritage canna J D Cabos over a hundred years old was an award winner at the World’s Fair. Great old heirloom cottage Gardening plants with bronze foliage
Greatest Canna Star of 1891, Large Sized & Brilliant Color
Heirloom Canna Star of 1891 raised from Crozy Seed. Pictures and descriptions of this early American hybrid canna
Australia Cole Cannas The heirloom Australian Garden Plants
The Cole Cannas raised in Australia. Plant Names. Varieties and Pictures of these Australian Hybrids. Still widely grown as bedding plants
Beautiful Australia Cole Cannas H- Z Old Plants Bred by Charles F Cole
Growing the Australia Cole Cannas. Colours of these exotic plants. Old Cole Aussie hybrid gardening plants. Most Cole cultivars have green leaves.
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