Canna CANNOVA plants make one think of Mediterranean, subtropical or tropical countries and regions, the beach, warm nights, flowerbeds, the sun, warmth and good times. The CANNOVA series, with its outstanding garden performance and profuse flowering until the first frost, adds a tropical touch to any outdoor space, whether it’s a cool or warm Summer.
The Canna F1-Hybrids CANNOVA series was bred from the species Canna x generalis. Traditional plant breeding methods were applied to develop the CANNOVA series with the aim of producing varieties that could be used not only in subtropical and tropical climates where cannas originally evolved, but also in cooler summer climates.
We were not satisfied with the results we were achieving with an acid treatment used to improve germination on our Canna seed. We were vigorously investigating other options and as a result invented a patented process using a laser. This original technology uses the precision of a laser to make two holes on the hard surface of the seed. These holes allow the seed to absorb water more easily, leading to improved germination rates. Innovation is central to our mission to keep creating excellent, high value products that will benefit our customers.
This summer no less than 80,000 Canna CANNOVA have been lighting up the city of Vienna. The city’s parks department chose these exotic plants from breeder Takii as part of this year’s summer planting scheme. Volmary was responsible for supplying this enormous number of young plants to the Vienna city nursery. Takii and Volmary visited Vienna to take a look at the world of this unusual order.
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