Canna Happy Emily | Perennial Bare Root Plant
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Canna Happy Emily | Perennial Bare Root Plant

Cannas bring a touch of the exotic to sunny and sheltered borders. 

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Cannas bring a touch of the exotic to sunny and sheltered borders. This compact variety grows to a height of around 50cm so is perfect to grow in pots too. The elegant golden yellow flower spikes are speckled with bright orange and are a real showstopper shining brightly during the late summer/autumn months. The large exotic looking leaves add to the tropical look.
 
Cannas are easy to grow and will give their best grown in a sheltered sunny spot in well-drained rich or sandy soil. They will not tolerate cold and frost so ideally need to be lifted from the ground or pot and kept in a frost-free spot over winter. Replant in spring with fresh compost. Once the frosts have passed, they can be put outside again.

*Cannas are a good choice for children to grow as they are not poisonous, grow quickly, and they look very different to our native British plants. 

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  1 Bare Root
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  50cm (20")
Eventual Spread:  40cm (16")
Position:  Full Sun/ Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Yellow
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  No
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Plant Type:  Tender Perennial

General Bareroot Advice

Bare root perennials will benefit from a soak in a bucket of cold water for an hour before planting, to ensure that the roots are fully hydrated.

Dig a large enough hole to plant the whole root, without damaging it, and incorporate fresh compost with the soil to aid drainage.

Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost/soil mixture.  The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level.  If you can see a tiny amount of shoot or greenery make sure this is just above ground level.  Firm gently in, ensuring there are no air pockets under or around the roots and water the area well.  This should be all the moisture they need until you can see the plants are actively growing.

 

Place a cane or label in the ground next to your bare root perennial just before you cover the roots over so that you know where and what you have planted.

*Do not plant bare perennials if the ground is waterlogged or frozen. If you need to plant when a very cold spell of weather is forecast, cover the area with cardboard or plastic sheeting to keep the worst of the cold out.

Alternatively, a successful way to start off your bare root perennials is to plant up each bare root plant into a pot using fresh compost. Ensure that the pot is large enough for the roots to spread evenly in the pot. Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost. The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level. Water in well and place a label into each pot. Leave until early/mid-spring or once the weather is more clement, when they can be planted in their final flowering positions in the garden border.

The plants can be cut back in late autumn once they have flowered or you can keep the seedheads on as they look very pretty. Japanese anemones dislike their roots sitting in wet winter soil so ensure plenty of organic matter is incorporated to aid drainage.

Brookside Nursery Top Tip - Remember to water your bare root plants throughout their first growing season, especially if we have a hot dry summer

Our bare root perennials are available for dispatch during the month of March. If you have also ordered plug plants for dispatch in March, we will send your bareroots during the same week. Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24 , larger orders via Parcelforce 24

If you have ordered bareroot plants only (or other non-plug plant varieties), we will dispatch your order during week commencing 16th March 2020 or if you order after this date we will dispatch within 3-4 working days of ordering - these are sent via Royal Mail 48 or Parcelforce 48.

For more advice and information about bare root plants, please click on the advice tab above.

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