Thursday, 6 August 2009

Canna 'Südfunk'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are medium size, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules ellipsoid; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by W. Pfitzer, Stadt Felbach, Stuttgart, Germany, EU in 1930.


  1. I just found your blog yesterday and I love it! Cannas are my favorite flowers and we are building a courtyard of sorts and cannas will be the main focus as landscape.

  2. Hi Carol,

    Always pleased to hear something good about the blog, we don't get much praise! But it's a way to share what we have learnt over the years.

    Cannas make great architectural specimens, especially the Foliage Group and the larger Italians. In the South of the US you can always rely on them putting on a good show, unfortunately in England we cannot rely on the weather, which makes it all very challenging.