Canna 'Alberich'

Indian shot plant

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

Canna 'Alberich'

Plant details

Cannas are perfect for adding a touch of the tropics to the garden. Found growing wild in South America, this plant has lush green foliage and bright red flowers, which appear from midsummer until mid-autumn. Either grow its rhizomes in containers or plant outside in a sunny spot. Bring indoors before the first frosts and overwinter the rhizomes in barely moist compost in a frost-free place. The following spring, pot up into fresh compost and gradually increase watering. Canna 'Alberich' has dark green foliage and produces large peach flowers.

Family: Cannaceae

Genus: Canna

Cultivar: Alberich

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 220cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: June to October


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