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Canna ‘Cannova Rose’
(Canna Lily)


June - September
120cm x 50cm
Cut Flowers
Tender Perennial

Canna ‘Cannova Rose’ is cherished at our nursery for its stunning pink flowers and lush green foliage. This perennial blooms from Summer to Autumn, adding a tropical flair and instant impact to gardens. Ideal for sunny borders or containers, our team loves it for its vibrant colour, robust growth, and for its reliable garden performance.

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Canna 'Cannova Rose' is a remarkable perennial in our nursery collection, chosen by our head grower for its stunning rose-pink blooms and its robust nature. Flowering from June to September, this tall feature plant reaches up to 120cm in height, adding significant vertical interest to mixed beds and borders. Our head grower selected 'Cannova Rose' for its exceptionally reliable performance in various garden settings. Its striking rose-coloured flowers and lush green foliage create a bold statement, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking to introduce a touch of tropical elegance to their landscapes. The RHS Garden Merit award further attests to its reliability and superior garden performance. 'Canna Cannova Rose' not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of garden beds and borders but also makes for exquisite cut flowers, bringing the beauty of your garden indoors. Its tall, upright growth habit ensures it stands out, providing height and structure to any planting scheme. Versatile and easy to care for, 'Cannova Rose' thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Its resilience and long flowering period make it a favourite among gardeners seeking both visual impact and dependable performance. Whether used as a focal point or in mixed plantings, this Canna variety is a valuable addition to any garden space.

Planting Conditions

For optimal growth, we recommend planting Canna in a sunny location with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Choose fertile, well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure. Plant the rhizomes 5-10 cm deep and space them 30-60 cm apart to allow ample room for growth. Cannas thrive in warm climates but can be grown in cooler areas if provided with some protection. Ensure the planting site is sheltered from strong winds to prevent damage to the large, tropical leaves and vibrant blooms.

Watering & Feeding

Canna plants benefit from regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot weather. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on rainfall and soil drainage. Applying a balanced fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season promotes robust growth and flowering. Use a fertiliser formulated for flowering plants or a general-purpose fertiliser with balanced nutrients. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can lead to lush foliage at the expense of flowers. Mulching around the plants helps retain moisture and suppress weeds, enhancing overall plant health and vigour.

General Care

Canna plants generally require minimal pruning beyond removing spent flowers and damaged leaves to maintain their appearance. Deadheading, or removing faded blooms, encourages continuous flowering throughout the growing season. While relatively pest-resistant, they can occasionally be affected by pests like caterpillars or aphids, which can be managed with insecticidal soap or natural predators. Canna plants are also susceptible to fungal diseases like rust or leaf spot in humid conditions. Ensure good air circulation around plants and avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of these diseases, promoting healthier growth and vibrant blooms.