Canna Mandela
Canna Mandela
Canna Mandela
Canna Mandela
Canna Mandela
Canna Mandela
Canna Mandela

Canna Mandela
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Perfect for pots

Packed in peat-free compost

Tender, move indoors
for winter


They say that opposites attract – and the Canna collection 'Mandela' is certainly no exception to the rule! The deep, richly-toned multicoloured leaves of long-time favourite 'Durban' contrast perfectly with the zingy, fresh yellow and green striped newcomer 'Pretoria', making them perfect partners in this bold and bright new combination. And despite the difference in their leaves, these two striking varieties have something in common – in late summer they’ll both put out a show stopping display of flowers in vibrant jewel-like orange tones. Providing both architectural interest and exotic colour, the Canna collection 'Mandela' has it all.

Named after the South African cities of their origin, these two totally tropical varieties still adapt superbly well to a more northerly climate. The Mandela collection contains one rhizome each of Canna ‘Durban’ and ‘Pretoria’ – planted out from May, when risk of frost has passed, they’ll provide a lush, leafy display that will be a feast for your eyes all summer long.

Gracy tells: Look at the leaves!
"Canna leaves are bold and famous for their tropical look. Most Canna Lily cultivars have rich emerald-green leaves, but some (like Canna 'Durban' & 'Pretoria') have distinctive variegated leaves!"




60-90 cm / 24-36"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:






  • Plant your canna lily rhizomes in spring and grow on in warm, frost-free conditions to plant out after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in full sun
  • Plant the rhizomes 5-10cm deep with the shoots exposed
  • Space the plants about 25-30cm apart
  • Plant with the shoots facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Around July, the fields of Canna Farm Van Haaster (or De Groeneweg Nursery) in De Zilk, the Netherlands is coloured in warm earth tones, red, yellow, orange, salmon and pink. On the sandy soils of the Dutch flower bulb district, Alfons and Monique van Haaster grow world class cannas of unrivaled quality. Alfons grew up in a traditional flower bulb nursery family and has been practicing his passion for cannas for over 30 years. He is one of very few growers in the Netherlands who is specialised in cultivating cannas!

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