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Canarina (Canary Bell Flower)

Canary Bell Flower is a beautiful and easily grown herbaceous climber with a large perennial rootstock. It makes large and showy orange and yellow bellflowers, which are followed by bright orange fruits. Mature fruits are edible and were part of the nutrition of the aboriginies (the guanches) on the Canary islands. Easily grown in any rich, well drained and always slightly moist soil as long as plants are in leaf. Keep soil almost completely dry as soon as plants go dormant from mid summer to early autumn. Plant will start new, fast growth with lower temperatures alongside a higher air humidity in autumn.
Sow seed flat on any very humus rich, well drained soil. Do not cover seed and keep pots always slightly moist from beneath in a partially shaded spot. Ideal temperature for germination is in between a minimum of some 15° (night) to a maximum of some 25°C (day). In several Canary plants higher temperatures will slow down or even inhibit germination ! Young seedlings are growing rather slowly, as soon as fourth pair of leaves appears they grow rapidly, especially from autumn to spring. In summer keep in partial shade, in winter in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 10°C.
20 seeds per package
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Canarina canariensis (Canary Bellflower)

Canarina canariensis (Canary Bellflower)

150 (400)cm, Canary Bellflower is a beautiful herbaceous climbing perennial with bluish green leaves, slightly succulent stems and a tuberous perennial rootstock. It makes showy, large bell shaped bright orange to orange red pendulous flowers followed by large, edible (!), walnut sized, bright orange yellow fruits. These are rich in starch, yet do not have any significant taste. This species is native of open spots in the laurel forest mainly on Tenerife and Gran Canaria, rare to very rare on La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. Populations from La Palma have rounder fruits and larger seeds. Keep dry as soon as plants go dormant at higher temperatures in summer. Start to water again as soon as new growth appears in autumn. Requires a climbing aid and is mainly winter-growing. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)3003 € 3,99
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)3463 € 5,99*
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)
(ex La Palma)
seed package (ex Tenerife)3461 € 2,99*
seed package (ex Tenerife)
(ex Tenerife)
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