Canna 'Pretoria'
Canna 'Pretoria'
Canna 'Pretoria'
Canna 'Pretoria'

Canna 'Pretoria'

Canna 'Pretoria'

1 bulb — £6.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

Whether you’re looking to embrace the tropical trend, or fancy a fresh look for your summer display, the striking green and yellow variegated leaves of Canna 'Pretoria' will certainly bring the jungle vibes to your garden! This exotic stunner reaches a statuesque 160cm, so is guaranteed to give the wow factor wherever you choose to grow it. Whether you bring it to the foreground in an exotic planting scheme, or use it to create a lush backdrop to a mixed border, those zingy citrus-toned leaves will go with just about anything - giving you an endless number of possible planting combinations.

But it’s not just about the foliage – just when you think you’ve seen its best, in late summer Canna 'Pretoria' ups the ante even more with towering flower spikes of flaming orange. Be sure to plant it out in a sunny spot – these tropical plants love the warmth and the summer sunshine will really make those colours glow!

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 'Pretoria') have distinctive variegated leaves!"

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Canna 'Pretoria'

  • Flower colour

    Orange

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated

  • Rhizome size

    1

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 rhizomes per m2

  • 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

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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