Plant of the Week - Canna Crete
Cannas create a spectacular show in the Summer garden. The bold plants with their vibrant coloured flowers are ideal for planting in large containers or dotted about in mixed borders. Crete is one of a new breed of Cannas which is more floriferous and has a more compact habit of growth than the traditional varieties. Its fiery blood red flowers and shiny deep green leaves will delight you for many months.
They are easy to grow and require similar treatment to Dahlias. The tubers may be potted during April using John Innes no.3 compost. A cool greenhouse or cold frame is ideal but failing this a sheltered spot in the garden will suffice. However, they must be kept frost free at all times. Plant out in their permanent position towards the end of May or when there is no longer any danger of night frosts. When growth is established water copiously during dry periods and apply a liquid fertilizer at fortnightly intervals.
We are offering these tubers at the reduced price of £4.50 for 3 (normal price £6.20).
In addition, for every six tubers purchased you will be sent another free of charge.
This offer ends 20th April 2009 while stocks last.
To receive your special offer of Canna Crete simply type in the promotional code STABLE at the check out.
[Photo: Canna Crete] Buy Canna Crete
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