Cannas - Southern California
- Written by Susi Torre-Bueno
Bengal Tiger Canna - Canna 'Pretoria'
My #1 favorite, it has stunning yellow, cream and green striped foliage with a striking herringbone pattern, and large pumpkin-orange flowers. Full sun is best. Will grow to 5-6' tall. The foliage makes an excellent "cut flower" and will last for weeks in a vase.
Constitution Canna - Canna x generalis 'Constitution'
This was bred at Longwood, grows to 5' tall, and has very handsome and very uncommon narrow grey-purple foliage and light-pink flowers.
Pink Futurity Canna - Canna x generalis 'Pink Futurity'
This dwarf canna grows to about 2-3' tall with wine red foliage and pink flowers. Very handsome and reliable, and will take a little shade.
Tropicana Canna - Canna x generalis 'Tropicana'
The foliage is red, wine, pink, gold, orange, cream and green and really stunning. Large orange flowers, which I usually remove because they detract from the foliage. Full sun is best. Will grow to 5-6' tall. The foliage makes an excellent "cut flower" and will last for weeks in a vase.