Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Canna Pretoria in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Canna 'Pretoria' syn. Canna 'Bengal Tiger', Canna 'Striata', Canna 'Palida', Canna 'Malawiensis', Canna 'Malawiensis Variegata', Canna 'Praetoria', Canna 'Pretoria Variegata', Canna 'Kaepit'

 

Canna 'Pretoria'

Canna are stunning, spreading, tall plants with bright coloured flowers on tall stems. Their exotic flowers appear from mid-summer and last to the first frosts. Theses are rhizomatous perennials, native to the Americas and are only half-hardy in the UK. They provide attractive specimens in mixed planting beds and are suitable for planting out in containers. 'Pretoria' foliage is green and yellow striped, and the tall flowers, from mid Summer to Autumn, are bright orange

Contributed by @ambitiouswolf

 
plant Features
  • Canna Pretoria likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Canna Pretoria likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Canna Pretoria is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Canna Pretoria likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Canna 'Pretoria'

Latin name

Canna 'Pretoria' syn. Canna 'Bengal Tiger', Canna 'Striata', Canna 'Palida', Canna 'Malawiensis', Canna 'Malawiensis Variegata', Canna 'Praetoria', Canna 'Pretoria Variegata', Canna 'Kaepit'

type

Rhizomatous perennial

family

Cannaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Canna Pretoria likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Canna Pretoria is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Canna Pretoria likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Canna Pretoria likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Canna Pretoria is 0.45meters x 1.80meters 0.45 M 1.80 M

Canna 'Pretoria' syn. Canna 'Bengal Tiger', Canna 'Striata', Canna 'Palida', Canna 'Malawiensis', Canna 'Malawiensis Variegata', Canna 'Praetoria', Canna 'Pretoria Variegata', Canna 'Kaepit'

Canna are stunning, spreading, tall plants with bright coloured flowers on tall stems. Their exotic flowers appear from mid-summer and last to the first frosts. Theses are rhizomatous perennials, native to the Americas and are only half-hardy in the UK. They provide attractive specimens in mixed planting beds and are suitable for planting out in containers. 'Pretoria' foliage is green and yellow striped, and the tall flowers, from mid Summer to Autumn, are bright orange


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Propagate by division when lifting and replant when ready in spring

 

Planting in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

In early Spring fill largish pots with compost to start them off, cover them with the compost but if there are any shoots leave them exposed. Water sparingly and leave in a warmish place. Harden them off by placing them in a greenhouse in mid spring before planting out after the risk of frost has passed. .

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant
>