- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Needs Winter Protection
- Flowering Height
- 125 cm
- Bulb Size
- Top Size
- Pinks & Pastels
Canna City of Portland
Boasting architectural foliage and flamboyant flowers, Canna ‘City of Portland’ is an exotic showstopper bursting with dramatic flair. Every aspect of this remarkable plant offers stunning ornamental interest – from the loose, ruffled waves of salmon pink petals borne on soaring spires, to the enormous, lush green leaves tinted with burgundy. Cannas make an impressive focal point for a summer border where they will immediately transform your garden into a tropical oasis. These tender perennials are also spectacular specimens for containers, so they can be moved easily into a sheltered location for the winter.
Start rhizomes off in a greenhouse or conservatory in spring, planting outdoors after the danger of frost has passed.
Lay the root horizontally, 5cm deep in a large pot filled with potting compost and keep the soil damp.
In late May or early June, choose a sunny location with well-drained, rich soil. Plant Cannas 10cm deep and 30-45cm apart.
From July to October, robust stems of exotic, vibrant blooms reach heights of 50-125cm depending on variety.
Shorter cultivars are suitable for pots.
Lift rhizomes in autumn or bring pots undercover for the winter months as tender Cannas do not tolerate freezing temperatures.