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Canna indica 'T&M Hybrids'

Indian Shot Plant

Half-hardy Perennial

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Shades of yellow, red and cream with pretty bronze or green foliage. Sow early.

Culinary note: Canna lily rhizomes can be eaten raw and have a taste similar to water chestnut, although sometimes bitter. They can also be boiled and baked, the same as a potato and have a similar texture and taste. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
full sun
    • 1 packet (15 canna indica seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £0.99
    • Out of stock
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 70-75F (20-25C). Sowing Depth: 0.25in (6mm). Sowing Time: February. Slow to germinate, soak the seed for 24 hours in a flask of lukewarm water before sowing.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed 30cm (12in) apart in full sun.

Prefers a well drained soil. Lift the roots in the autumn and store in a cool, dry, frost-free place through the winter. Can also be planted in tub and stood outside for the summer and brought in during early autumn.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Pretty good strong seeds

    By Carol Darlington 26-07-2015

    If i could offer once piece of advice apart from a long soak patient, i had lost all hope and only had one or two germinate then all of a sudden a whole flurry germinated. they are now in the polytunnel making strong plants in the hopes of forming good tubers and flowers in the future years


    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you have had success with your seeds. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. very disappointing

    By Paul Sienko 13-12-2014

    Bought the seeds a couple of years ago but didn't get round to planting them until early this year. Very good germination but very disappointed as every plant (12) just had the small red (Indica species) flowers. No variation at all in either flower or foliage. I know the packet is only 99p, but T&M please try and ensure that your supplier (Australia in this instance as I've kept the packet) actually supplies what you advertise!


    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

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