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  • Indian shot
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Canna 'Red'

Indian shot

3 litre aquatic pot £24.99
3 litre aquatic pot £24.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: deep, permanently moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    The combination of bright scarlet flowers and large, bronze-purple leaves creates an impressive display throughout the summer. It's ideal for adding drama to 'hot' themed borders - or livening up the edges of a pond.

  • Garden care: These plants are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 3 litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. If you are using them as a aquatic plant, they can be placed straight into the pond margins. Cut the foliage back to ground level as soon as it is blackened by a hard frost, and apply a generous layer of mulch around the base. In colder regions, the clumps are best lifted over the winter, and stored in a frost free greenhouse or shed. To enhance flowering divide congested clumps every three to five years.