Canna x generalis 'Picasso'

Source: Glen Bowman

Canna x generalis ‘Picasso’

Canna x generalis ‘Picasso’ is a small cultivar with yellow flowers speckled with red.

Its foliage is similar to that of banana plants and confers an exotic touch to your garden.

It can be grown in the garden, in the border or as a solitary, or in a pot. It can also be grown as a houseplant.


The plant grows from a fleshy rhizome.

The leaves resemble those of bananas. They are bluish-green, oval and pointed, measuring up to 60 cm long.

The flowers appear on long stems. They are yellow, spotted with red and measure 5-7 cm in diameter.

Common names:

Picasso Canna Lily




80-150 cm


From Juli


USDA Zone 8, -10 °C with winter protection (mulch). But it is recommended to dig up the rhizome and overwinter it inside, frost free.


Fertile, moist, well-drained


Sun, partial shade


Seed, division of the rhizome in spring

Sowing instructions:

  • sow in springtime or autumn
  • soak the seeds before sowing
  • sow in a light and humid sowing mix
  • 21 °C

Note: as this is a cultivar, it is possible that the descendants do not resemble their parents.


  • requires permanently moist soil, do not let it dry out
  • regular fertilizer during growth
  • dig up the rhizomes and overwinter them in a frost free place or provide a good mulch