Canna 'Firebird'
Canna 'Firebird'

Canna 'Firebird'

Canna 'Firebird'

3 bulbs — £5.31

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

The cannas in your garden will keep you ensured of colour around you from spring right through to the end of summer. And the colour that semi-dwarf Canna 'Firebird' provides is one you will want to be there for a good long while. This plants tall spikes bear a clump of bright red blooms at the top which open in succession. Cutting old stems will ensure that the flowering continues as long as possible. Canna 'Firebird' has long upright blue green leaves which set off the flowers to perfection. This plant will look good in beds, borders, containers or as a feature plant. It likes full or partial sun and moist soil but is not a picky customer.

Gracy tells: Look at the leaves!
"Canna leaves are bold and famous for their tropical look. Most Canna Lily cultivars (like Canna 'Firebird') have rich emerald-green leaves, but some have red to bronze leaves!"

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Canna 'Firebird'

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Rhizome size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 rhizomes per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Boggy
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost
    Clay

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Canna 'Firebird' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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