It is a very tall foliage plant, growing up to 300cm (9'9"), and topped by interesting small flowers that start in August and continue through to the first frosts. There are few plants with more architectural significance than a well-grown specimen of C. 'Annei' in a prominent position.
The earliest known book on Canna is "Le Canna" by M. Chaté and Sons, 1866, which provides us with the correct spelling of this cultivars name.
Awards: This is the world's first Canna hybrid, introduced in 1848. Winner of Royal Horticultural Societies 'Award of Garden Merit' (AGM) at the 2002 Wisley outdoor trials, 154 years later.
Synonyms: C. glauca var. annaei Petersen, C. 'Omega'