Tuesday

Canarina - Canary Bell Flower


Spring has arrived and we are in full gear removing the killed plants (RIP). 


The herb garden is ready and contains Basil, Dill, Stevia, Chives, hot Peppers and Tomatoes.

Off we go hunting for new and unusual things.
Amongst fresh planted Quisqualis, Garlic Vine and I just bought seeds of this rare beauty!
Canarina canariensis (Canary Bellflower)- a winter grower.

Canary Bellflower is a beautiful herbaceous climbing perennial with bluish green leaves, slightly succulent stems and a tuberous root. Makes showy, large bell shaped bright orange to orange red pendulous flowers followed by astonishingly large, edible (!), walnut sized, bright orange yellow fruits. 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.

Seeds found here:


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3 comments:

Terry said...

That is very rare plant, where did you get the seeds from?

Mimi said...

You blog is just delightful. Could you give a source of the seeds? I would really appreciate it.

Wife and Mom said...

centerofthewebb has made them available as a US source