- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Needs Winter Protection
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 50 cm
- Bulb Size
- Top Size
- Reds & Burgundy
Canna Happy Carmen
Canna ‘Happy Carmen’ is part of the ‘Happy’ series, enthusiastically spreading joy and cheer in your garden. Growing to a height of 50cm, this variety has been hybridised to produce large flowers on a smaller footprint. You can enjoy all the dramatic flair of cannas on a more compact plant, making it suitable for confined spaces and containers. Sporting vibrant scarlet blooms held on sturdy stems, the red petals are complemented by lush, verdant foliage, with broad, ribbed leaves. Flowering from July to October, these tender perennials make a spectacular statement throughout the summer and autumn months.
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.