Canna and Perennial plant nursery Van Haaster

Canna and Perennial plant nursery Van Haaster is a highly specialized nursery of mainly Cannas, located in Zilk.
 
In 1980, Canna nursery Van Haaster has grown into a renowned cultivation and trading company in cannas and perennials. More than 30 years ago we successfully started supplying Cannas to wholesalers and we also have our own export of Cannas.

Our goal is to grow a high-quality product through selection and purchase of tissue culture material and we also have our own breeding program, from which various types of Cannas are also exclusively marketed.
 
On the website you will find an overview of a part of the range of Cannas, if you have any questions you can, of course, contact us,

Canna nursery Van Haaster cultivates for both, the professional market and private individuals. That literally means that we have customers who order 10,000 plants, but also that we get people at the nursery who buy one plant. They are all welcome. We have knowledge of plants and can help both hobbyists and craftsmen to realize their wishes. We have partnered with an organic grower so that we can now also supply organic Cannas.

Canna is a genus of monocotyledonous plants. They are tropical and subtropical plants with large, broad leaves and yellow, orange or red flowers (or varieties thereof). These summer flowering plants grow to a height of 1-2 m and have an extensive rhizome system.

Perennial species can be planted in the Netherlands, provided the necessary precautions. Since the plants do not survive our winter, the rhizomes should be removed from the ground in autumn. The rhizomes of the canna are edible and rich in starch. Since they are high in fiber, they should be boiled or steamed for hours before they are ready for consumption. The taste is similar to that of the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). In Vietnam and South China, the plants are planted for consumption. The plants are quite popular as a garden plant. During the Victorian era, they were a fashion flower in the UK and a large number of cultivars were grown there. There were hundreds of cultivars back then.