Canary Bellflower
Canarina canariensis

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Canarina (kan-uh-RY-nuh) (Info)
Species: canariensis (kuh-nair-ee-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California

San Leandro, California

Everett, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 23, 2004, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

This is one of the most beautyfull caudex plants of the Canary Islands. The branches can become very long (over 5meter) with a large number of flowers (diam. 6/7 cm and long 7/8cm) in the colours from yellow/orange upto deep red.
I have one plant (rised from seed) in my greenhouse, and for the moment the plant starts growing, sommer rest is finished and vegetation period starts untill march next year. Do you want seed from this plant?? Send me an international postcoupon togerther with an envelop with your adress. Give me a sign on my privat email and I will give you all info.
Greetings,
Albert