Giveaway: TROPICANNA® watches from Tesselaar International

As I sit here on this dark, rainy, windy day, I’m quite keen for spring to arrive. Although not the most enthusiastic gardener, I do like to poke about, tidy up and I also have lofty ambitions for the garden when the budget allows. I hadn’t until recently considered any kinds of tropical plants for our garden, thinking that they would be unsuitable in our cold winter, but having read more about the Tropicanna plant, which is not only lush and colourful, but also very reasonable to buy (at around £5.99 for a starter plant) it seems that with careful pruning they can actually survive the winter quite happily and brighten your garden the following year.

The Tropicanna plants are available from Tesselaar International, a leading worldwide supplier of reasonably priced, minimum fuss plants in the Tropicanna canna, Tropicanna Gold and now Tropicanna Black varieties, each of which can be planted either in the ground or in pots and grow over a metre in height once fully established. Native to the Southern USA and Northern Argentina, these colourful and lush plants are very easy to manage – once planted they will pretty much tend to themselves until the first frost when you can just lop them off at ground level and leave them over the winter to bloom again in May.

To celebrate the release of the Tropicanna Black Canna, I’ve been given two Limited Edition watches to give away to two lucky winners. As you can see from the picture, they are fob watches, featuring all three of the Tropicanna canna plants. To enter, simply visit the Tesselaar International website and answer the following question:

This competition has now closed. The answer to the question is: The Tropicanna Canna will grow up to four feet tall in its first year.

The winners are Daniel Coles and Alasdair MacInnes and they have been notified. Thank you to all those who entered.

Q: What height will the Tropicanna cannas reach in their first year?

Answer in the comments below, leaving me a way to contact you and for a sneaky second entry, tweet the following:

“I’ve entered to win a watch with Tesselaar International and @svmitche: http://bit.ly/x3BqM8” and comment to tell me you’ve done so.

Important Notes: The competition will end at 10pm on Wednesday 11th January and a winner will be selected at random and notified the next day. If I have not heard from the winner by Friday 13th January, then I will select another. Watches will be dispatched direct from the PR company. UK entrants only please. Good luck!

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161 Responses to Giveaway: TROPICANNA® watches from Tesselaar International

  1. Leanne Lunn says:

    3-4 feet tall but can grow upto 6 feet tall.
    @chloe1705

  2. Carolann Turner says:

    answer 6 feet tall

  3. Nicole says:

    Between 3 – 6 foot tall

  4. Lynn Blakeman says:

    It will grow up to 4ft tall in its first year

  5. Pamela Gossage says:

    5 feet

  6. Fiona Robertson says:

    Up to 4 feet tall

    @knightshade84

  7. Lynn Blakeman says:

    Retweeted too 😉

  8. tamalyn roberts says:

    up to 4 feet tall in their first year

  9. Sindy Greenhouse says:

    In a garden bed, up to four feet tall in the first year. So pretty big!!

  10. Ruth Tesdale says:

    answer 6 feet tall

  11. Paul Green says:

    upto 6 feet tall.

  12. Michelle Robertson says:

    They can grow up to six feet, but three-four feet if container grown.
    I have also retweeted on Twitter as @sh3llr 🙂

  13. Jill Webb says:

    grow over a metre in height once fully established

  14. gemma henshaw says:

    up to 6 feet

  15. Ruth Tesdale says:

    Have tweeted as@RuthMarianna

  16. Georgina Ball says:

    Up to 6 ft

  17. Suzanne Cooke says:

    It grows to 4-feet tall in garden beds or in containers will grow 4 feet tall or more.

  18. Cath says:

    Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year! (I’m a trend bucker, me!)
    Plus you know I’m gonna tweet it 😉

  19. Suzanne Cooke says:

    tweeted as @angoraferrets

  20. Liz Bray says:

    In containers and garden beds it was grow to 4 feet in the first year. lizbray@cheerful.com

  21. P Davison says:

    4 feet tall in the first year

  22. Rebecca John says:

    Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year

  23. Rebecca John says:

    Tweeted @becky0020

  24. zoe johns says:

    Maximum of 6ft

  25. David Nicolson says:

    Up to 6 ft in height

  26. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    Up to 4 feet tall in the first year

  27. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    Tweeted @scrumpy11

  28. Samantha Deakin says:

    6 feet

  29. donna michael says:

    Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year!

  30. Jenny Price says:

    Between 4 & 6 ft in its first year.

  31. Jenny Price says:

    Tweeted as @jennyp19

  32. Martin B says:

    In garden beds, Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year.

  33. James Child says:

    Upto 6 ft tall

  34. Lynne OConnor says:

    grows to 4 feet tall in the first year

    @spanglisher

  35. Lynne OConnor says:

    Tweeted as @spanglisher

  36. Angela Sandhu says:

    up to 4 ft in first year @angiesandhu

  37. Angela Sandhu says:

    Have also tweeted @angiesandhu

  38. Marta P says:

    Up to 4 feet

  39. Isabelle Smith says:

    6feet tall max 🙂

  40. Rich Tyler says:

    Up To *** 4 Foot Tall *** In Their First Year!

    🙂

  41. Deborah Swain says:

    Up to 4 feet in the first year !!

  42. holly perry says:

    it will grow between 3 to six feet

  43. Phil Darling says:

    Answer – Up to 4 foot in the first year

  44. Alice Hindley says:

    Up to 4 feet tall

    I am following via Twitter and have tweeted the message – tweet me @aesop57

  45. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    Up to four feet in it’s first year. I’m @figgygee on twitter.

  46. Tracy Nixon says:

    Up to 6 ft tall!

  47. Tracy Nixon says:

    Tweeted @tracyknixon

  48. Katherine Penny says:

    4 feet

  49. Daniel Coles says:

    up to four feet tall in the first year

  50. Daniel Coles says:

    tweeted as well @theno1djcomp

  51. val young says:

    Tropicannas can grow up to four feet in the first year

  52. val young says:

    have tweeted

  53. Bernie T says:

    Up to 4ft tall

  54. Karen Barrett says:

    3-4 feet tall but can grow upto 6 feet
    @chocolateonemse

  55. Karen Barrett says:

    tweeted
    @chocolateonemse

  56. Stephanie Llewellyn says:

    up to 6ft

  57. Lucy Pugh says:

    around 4-6ft. Have tweeted!

  58. Pete A says:

    4ft in year 1

  59. Hazel Wright says:

    4 feet in the first year! I wish I could grow something like this!

  60. Kelly Koya says:

    Up to 4 feet

  61. Holly Smith says:

    answer 6 feet tall

  62. simone lee says:

    Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year!
    they grow to 6ft

  63. Brenda corbett says:

    up to 4 feet tall in their first year

  64. Emma Hawkins says:

    up to 6 foot tall

  65. Vicky Carter says:

    Up to 6 feet tall, blimey!

  66. Vicky Carter says:

    I’ve also tweet.. v_acarter
    🙂 I love watches!!

  67. Melanie Hunt says:

    In containers and garden beds it was grow to 4 feet in the first year.

    @melandtony – tweeting

  68. shell says:

    Up to 6 ft

  69. Alasdair MacInnes says:

    Up to 6ft 😀

  70. Alasdair MacInnes says:

    Have tweeted as @almac1965 😀

  71. Adele Hill says:

    Up to 6 ft

  72. Sharon says:

    Up to 4ft in first year

  73. Flo Foxes says:

    Up to 4 feet tall 🙂 …gorgeous colours

  74. Flo Foxes says:

    Tweeted too 🙂
    here
    https://twitter.com/#!/flofoxes/status/156349284575490050
    @flofoxes

    thanks for the chance to play 🙂

  75. Hebe Winter says:

    They can grow up to six feet, but three-four feet if container grown.
    I have also retweeted on Twitter as @HebeFlowers

  76. Jackie ONeill says:

    4 foot

  77. Jackie ONeill says:

    tweeted @jacknutter1969

  78. nikki lane says:

    In garden beds, Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year. xx

  79. nikki lane says:

    tweeted @mattalex2008

  80. Georgie Bean says:

    Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year

  81. mike clarke says:

    In garden beds: grows to 4 feet tall in the first year.

    Tweeted

  82. Lorraine R says:

    6ft

  83. Susan Smyth says:

    4 feet in the first year, to a maximum of 6 feet in the right conditions

  84. Susan Smyth says:

    tweeted @davesbabe00

  85. Sue Hunt says:

    3 – 6 feet tall

  86. Rebecca Lis says:

    Up to 4 ft tall in its first year

  87. Paul Witney says:

    Full mature height of 4-6 ft achieved in one season.

    @pepicola3

  88. Paul Witney says:

    Also following and have tweeted – @pepicola3

  89. Gemma Saies says:

    up to 4ft tall

    following and retweeted as @GemmaSaies gemski@yahoo.com

  90. clair duke says:

    Up to 4 foot.

  91. lynsey graham says:

    they can grow between 3 – 6 foot tall

  92. Solange says:

    Up to 6ft

  93. steve hitchman says:

    6 feet tall

  94. jane steels says:

    4-6 foot tall

  95. Vivien Baird says:

    up to four feet tall Tweeted @domsgran

  96. Angela Walker says:

    Up to 6 ft

  97. Suzanne sendell says:

    four feet

    @wooohooo2me

  98. Christine Northrop says:

    will grow up to 4 feet in the first year

  99. Cassie Bedford says:

    upto 6 feet tall.

  100. Natty says:

    January 9, 2012 at 1:32 am

    6 feet

  101. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    Up to four feet

  102. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I’ve tweeted – @GrooveHeart1

  103. Deborah Wheeler says:

    Between 3- 6 feet depending on age and if in a container or garden

  104. Cheryl M says:

    In garden beds, Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year.

  105. cathy james says:

    4ft tall

  106. Cecelia Allen says:

    Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year. Tweeting @cistolic

  107. Michelle Bosomworth says:

    5 feet tall

  108. Um-Kulsum Deader says:

    Normally up to 4 feet in the first year

  109. NATALIE GOATLEY says:

    Four feet

  110. NATALIE GOATLEY says:

    I have tweeted @nataliemay29

  111. wendy burgess says:

    4ft tall and tweeted

  112. Joanna Coleshill says:

    Up to 4 feet tall!

  113. Chris Bull says:

    Up to 4 feet 🙂 Retweeting as @sparky61 on Twitter 🙂

  114. Kelly Hooper says:

    up to 4ft tall in the first year

  115. Luisa L says:

    4ft Tall

  116. Lou Chambers says:

    Grows to 4ft in the first year 🙂
    @wombleloulou

  117. Lou Chambers says:

    Have Tweeted 🙂
    @wombleloulou

  118. jamesmum says:

    4 feet tall in the first year. x

  119. Amanda H says:

    Up to four feet

  120. michelle thompson says:

    Between 3 – 6 foot tall

  121. Paul Kay says:

    Tropicannas will grow up to four feet tall in the first year

    @pompeypaul30

  122. Valerie Twine says:

    Up to 4 feet tall in a garden bed
    @Valt25

  123. Valerie Twine says:

    tweetwed @Valt25

  124. Paul Kay says:

    Also tweeted 🙂

  125. Emma Smith says:

    Up to 4ft

    @emmiloam

  126. Emma Smith says:

    Have tweeted.

    @emmiloam

  127. Michelle Bamber says:

    up to four feet tall

    Twitter ~ @manna137

  128. Have also tweeted ~ @manna137 🙂

  129. Dale Arnold says:

    up to 6 feet tall

  130. katherine grieve says:

    up to 4 ft in first year

    k.grieve@gmail.com

  131. Kevin Dooley says:

    Around four feet tall.

  132. Kevin Dooley says:

    Tweeted the message!

  133. Catherine Franklin says:

    Up to 4 feet in the first year

  134. Jaycee Daniel says:

    The Tropicanna cannas reach 4ft tall in their first year.

  135. Laura Court says:

    Up to 4 feet tall in its first year

  136. Gill Abrahams says:

    Up to 4 feet in the first year.

  137. Tina Mansfield says:

    Up to 4ft tall in the first year, and @thesoupdrago44 on twitter ! tweeted, Thanks

  138. Sarah Parker says:

    up to 4 feet tall – @snarepuss

  139. katie skeoch says:

    grows up to 4 feet tall in the first year 🙂

  140. Prerna Gupta says:

    up to 4ft tall in first year!

  141. caroline james says:

    up to 4 feet

  142. Holly Green says:

    Usually up to four feet tall, but can grow up to six feet in mild winter areas.

  143. Julie Harris says:

    A metre tall !

  144. Gary Humphrey says:

    Full mature height of 4-6 ft achieved in one season.

  145. Gary Martindale says:

    Up to four feet

    Have tweeted @gershwin77

  146. nikki reynolds says:

    up to 4ft @pooklexi andbump on twitter

  147. Judith Luscombe says:

    Up to four feet tall

  148. Lorraine Wilson says:

    up to 4 ft

  149. Karen Simpson says:

    What a great prize. Tweeted @mgsimmo

  150. Angie Hoggett says:

    Up to four feet
    Have tweeted @angiehoggett

  151. charmaine says:

    up to four feet

  152. Sally Willcock says:

    It will grow up to 4 feet tall in it’s first year. @mselts

  153. Stuart Osborne says:

    In it’s first year it will grow up to 4 feet tall.

    Can contact on Twitter @ossiesheep

  154. Helen Humphries says:

    Up to four feet in the first year.

  155. Sarah M says:

    up to 4 ft

  156. sarah robertson says:

    Up to 4 feet

  157. Victoria Boland says:

    up to 4 ft

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