Canna LiliesCanna Lilies add bold height and texture in flower beds and are a perfect centrepiece in large containers. They are also an excellent choice for ponds and other water gardens. As well as being very versatile, Canna Lilies come in various heights and colours, and they are classed as a deer resistant plant. All of our Canna Lilies can be found on table B1.
Some smaller varieties we grow from seed, include a star performer from the 2014 season: 'South Pacific Scarlet' and the Cannova series, including Cannova Bronze Scarlet and Cannova Bronze Orange, which are available in 4.5" square pots.
This series was developed in the Netherlands, with the aim of producing varieties that could be used not only in subtropical and tropical climates where cannas originally evolved, but also in cooler summer climates. The Cannovas offer large green or bronze leaves, striking arrow-like buds and stunning flower displays in yellow, red, orange and rose shades throughout the summer and into the fall.
|Canna Lily 'Pretoria'|
|Canna Lily 'African Sunset'|
Some larger growing varieties available in 4.5" square pots are Pretoria- a striking, multicoloured striped leaf, orange flowering variety, Red King Humbert- a true red flowering giant. African Sunset has stunning, dark maroon leaves with stripes ranging from shades of yellow through to pink, and large orange flowers. Canna Australia boasts beautiful crimson red flowers and shiny dark black-brown foliage.
From a local producer, we have Black Knight Canna Lilies. Healthy, big and beautiful plants already have deep red-black, glossy foliage and will grow 48-60" tall with bold blood red spikes of flowers. These are available in 2 gallon grow bags.
|Canna Lily 'Black Knight'|
|Water Plants Available for the Weekend!|A good selection of water plants including floaters and Water Lilies will be available on Saturday!
Choose from marginals (water plants which you plant or place the pot into the water at varying depths depending on the species) such as:
- Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold)
- Amenopsis californica (Yerba Mansa or Lizard Tail)
- Schizostylis coccinea (Scarlet River Daisy)
- Thalia Dealbata (Powdery Alligator Flag)
- Typha gracilis (Cat Tails)
- Iris louisiana Black Gamecock
- Iris ensata variegata (Variegated Flag)
- Zantedeschia aethiopia (Water Calla Lily)
In the way of floaters and oxygenators, there will be a selection of:
- Hydrocharis morus-ranae (Frogbit)
- Salvinia natans (Floating Fern)
- Salvinia minima/rotundifolia (Butterfly Fern)
- Phyllanthus fluitans (Red Root Floater)
- Hippuris vulgaris (Common Mare's Tail)
Cyperus King Tut,and the dwarf variety are available and can be found in the water plant section at table B20.
|Cyperus Papyrus Dwarf|
|Red Root Floater|
We also have Water Lilies in 7 varieties including white, yellow and different shades of red and pink.All of the Water Lilies we have available are hardy for our zone and should be submerged at a minimum depth of 12" for best performance. All of our water plants can be found at the back of selling section B along table B20 and the south wall separating selling section A and B.
|The trend of growing unique plants in containers continues to grow, which is why we are pleased to have a complete set up (on table A10 North) of beautiful tropical and annual vines available for this weekend.|
Thunbergia & Other Vines
Our annual vines, which are much more cold tolerant, are now available in more than 14 varieties of Thunbergias, ranging in colour from light yellow to rusty red. Other vines of note are Cathedral Bells, Moonflower. These are all planted in 3.5" pots, most with 2 plants per pot.
Vines planted in 2.5" pots are Heavenly Blue and President Tyler Morning Glories, Canary Vine and Cardinal Vine.
|Thunbergia Amber Stripe|
|Thunbergia (Black Eyed Susan Vine)|
|Reminder! You can park diagonally alongside our side gate, just around the corner of our main entrance, and walk through our regular parking lot.|
Just a friendly reminder to everyone that it is illegal to obstruct the bike lane and you can be towed.
The busy rush caused by 'Gardening Fever' only happens for a short time each year, so please be patient trying to park and remember to stay off the bike lane!
Remember we are open Friday until 7pm. During those later hours, parking is no problem and you have the greenhouse almost to yourself.
When you are in our store shopping for that coveted hanging basket, please do not hang the baskets back up if you change your mind during the selection process. Simply leave the basket(s) on an empty table space and one of our staff will gladly hang the basket up for another day.This allows us to ensure the basket is firmly hooked on the pipe so we do not have any "jumpers", as well as allows us to make sure the dripper is placed in the basket so that we do not have any baskets go without irrigation.
To all our valued customers:
Hanging Basket Shopping Reminder:
Please do not re-hang Hanging Baskets!
Thank-you for your co-operation!
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