Welcome

Welcome to the Claines Canna Collection, who have been growing, collecting, breeding, researching and writing about cannas for the last 25+ years. Initially founded in Worcester, England by Thor Dalebö the collection grew to nearly 200 varieties and species, it survived the canna virus outbreak, near physical destruction in 2014 and then subsequently rebuilt and finally moved to Lower Normandy, France in 2017, where we are now.

Over the decades that we have been breeding cannas, we have registered over 50 new varieties, ranging from Crozy and Premier  Groups to the ever-popular River Series of aquatic cannas.

We finance the collection by selling surplus plants each spring, and the website has a shop where plants can be purchased, but only in small quantities as we are not a canna farm but a private collection attempting to preserve the heritage varieties, as well as the latest commercial fancies.

Our long-standing policy of culling any plant showing virus symptoms has worked so well that we have not seen any sign of virus in the collection during 2020-2022.

Canna ‘Australia’

We have just completed a strange Canna year, made difficult by the Cov-19 lockdowns in both England and France, and as a result we have less surplus stock than we had originally planned. However, what we have to offer is all strong, healthy and virus-free and we feel sure that you will be pleased with any purchases you make.

Canna ‘Tom Thumb’

Sales over the winter and early spring are for the surplus from our collection, initially green rhizomes, and by the late spring will be satisfied by young growing plants.

We can supply cannas (plants, seeds) to anywhere in the European Union, but are no longer selling to the United Kingdom because of the new export/import regulations following Brexit.

Some countries in Europe, but not in the EU, may accept living plants by post. Switzerland normally seems to accept living plants. Norway normally does not, but accepts rhizomes. If we send plants to countries in Europe but outside the EU, it is at the customer’s risk.

Canna ‘Stuttgart’

We cannot supply plants to any country outside of Europe because of Export/Import regulations, but we can supply seeds.

For orders of 6 plants or less we apply a standard post and packing charge of €15.00 (EUROS). For other quantities please contact us.