Welcome to the Claines Canna Collection, started in the mid-1990’s in Worcester, England and growing to nearly 300 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.
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 aurplus 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.
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.
Sales over the winter are for the surplus from our collection, initially rhizomes, and by the 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.
We can not 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 surcharge of €15.00 (EUROS). For other quantities please contact us.
During the turmoil of the move from England to France we allowed our old .co.uk web site address to lapse and were disappointed to discover that an opportunist had taken that URL and is using it to market garden products.
As the old web site achieved several million hits each year, that was a great loss and we will have to work hard to build up our web traffic to the new .com URL.
In the meantime, we apologise for having allowed this situation to occur, and hope that it has not caused any inconvenience.