Plant of the month: Cannas

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Photographs Francois Oberholster l Styling Melissa Rautenbach

For an eye-catching display in your garden, plant a large group of cannas (hybrids of Canna indica) together – either in a bed, on your pavement or along the driveway. These dependable plants bloom from November to March in red, orange, yellow, salmon, rose-pink, apricot and even cream. They look good in a mixed bed; plant at least three to five of them with flowering shrubs and perennials.

The plant’s leaves are just as striking as its flowers. Some are bronze-brown in colour, some are bright green or a more subtle dark green, while others have variegated foliage with attractive stripes.

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