Canna 'Stuttgart'

Canna ‘Stuttgart’

Canna ‘Stuttgart’ is a very remarkable Canna cultivar for its green leaves that are widely streaked with white. These white spots occur in the absence of chloroplasts. Chloroplasts are the components of plant cells that contain the chlorophyll necessary for photosynthesis.

For this reason, Canna ‘Stuttgart’ is susceptible to leaf burn with yellowing (scorch) or browning (more serious burning) of the white spots. It is better to place it in a semi-shady place where it will not be too exposed to sunlight.

Canna ‘Stuttgart’ is a very attractive plant whose variegated foliage and height makes gives an exotic touch to the garden.
It can be grown in pots and in the ground.


Canna ‘Stuttgart’ was discovered in the Botanical Garden in Stuttgart, Germany




USDA Zone 8, -5 °C


Mixture of compost and garden soil


1.20 to 2 m or more if conditions are good


Small apricot coloured flowers


Division of the rhizome, in March


This variety does not produce viable seeds


Partial shade


  • water abundantly during summer
  • fertilize once a month
  • grown in pots: plant in March (and eventually take the opportunity to divide the rhizomes)
  • water moderately until the first leaves appear
  • plant in the garden garden or put the pot outside around May-June
  • to be safe regarding frost damage, you can dig up the rhizomes in the fall, when the first frosts have destroyed the leaves. Cut the leaves and place the rhizomes in a dark and cool place in peat.

Image sources

  • Canna ‘Stuttgart’: Own work