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.

Description:

Canna ‘Stuttgart’ is a rhizomatous perennial that grows up to 1.20 m high.

Leaves are dark green with large white stripes.

Flowers grow in a spike, are quite small and apricot colored.

Origin:

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

Hardiness:

USDA zone 8-11



Care:

Soil:

Mixture of compost and garden soil

Exposure:

Partial shade

Water:

Water abundantly during summer

Feed:

Fertilize once a month during growing season

Propagation:

Division of the rhizome, in March.

This variety does not produce viable seeds.

Image sources

  • Canna ‘Stuttgart’: Own work

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