Canna Auguste Ferrier

Back in the day, in 1997 on one of my canna-hunting expeditions I discovered Canna ‘Auguste Ferrier’ growing in the garden of an old farmhouse near La Rochelle, in western France. I negotiated an exchange with the old lady living there, where I was allowed to dig up a bit of the very large clump … Read more

Canna Social Media

Cannas and Calla Lilies Of Australia (Swap/buy/sell) Canna Collectors Southern Africa Canna Indica ‘Europe’ (bananier, agave) Planet Canna The International Canna Society The International Canna Society Buy, Sell and Trade  

Double Canna Introduced

Dr Anthony Paul in South Africa has posted on Facebook a picture of a 7 petal Canna that he obtained from Kerala in India, called Canna ‘Yellow Cart Wheel’. The name seems most appropriate for this canna revelation, which has 3 inner petals and 4 outer petals. The inner petals are the sexual petals and … Read more

Canna ‘Trinacria Variegata’

A small Italian Group cultivar; variegated foliage, oval shaped, white margin, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green + purple; spikes of flowers are reflexed, yellow and white, staminodes are large, petals red; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is average. Eye-catching variegated leaves, with large butter-yellow … Read more

Blog relocating.. again

The Canna News Blog is on its travels again! After the harassment from cannabis enthusiasts to the CannaCyclopedia and CannasDeBeslon web sites, I have closed those sites, and now created the Thor’s Garden site instead, in the hope that the abuse and aggression will now cease. Apparently the name “Canna” now belongs to the drug … Read more

Canna break through – Canna ‘Vilamoura’

Reprint from Friday, 19 June 2015   After many years of attempting to create a cultivar with 5 petals, instead of the normal 4 petals, Thor Dalebø of Claines Canna has achieved his goal. A new Canna cultivar called Canna ‘Vilamoura’ has been registered with the KAVB and Thor hopes that this cultivar will become … Read more

Revisiting Canna ‘Daniel Hooibrenk’

Canna ‘Daniel Hooibrenk’ is a medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; dark green foliage, large, acuminate shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are narrow, edges irregular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 … Read more