Thor Dalebø.


Canna ‘Beatrix’
(Premier Group)

HEIGHT Small less than 1 metre
FORM Spreading

Canna ‘Beratrix’ is a small Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green, burgundy rim; flowers are open, self-coloured salmon, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals green, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, not self-pollinating.

Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This compact cultivar has large flowers in soft salmon. The leaves are green. Available in New Zealand
Podgora Gardens Catalogue, 2004
Large flowers in delicate shade of salmon. 50cm.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
P. Schmid; flowers orient-red (RHS 42A), inner petals with yellow midrib, leaves green, height up to 80 cm.
Raelene at Canpelkni Blooms describes Beatrix thus:
This beautiful canna Beatrix is one of my favorite growing cannas.

Why is she a favorite you might ask, well firstly, I like the color changes that she show throughout the season.

In mid spring when she starts flowering her blooms are a soft apricot tone flushed with pink,
Towards the end of the flowering season which is late autumn here in Victoria -Australia, her flowers change to a very soft pastel pink tone. I simply love the surprise colors from her.
Beatrix also produces many buds on strong and sturdy stems.
She is up with the best of the tropical plants as she can produce very large canna flowers; here she is over my hand, this flower measured 17 centimeters wide.
Canna ‘Beatrrix’Bees adore this special lady too, and canna seeds are produced on this cultivator too.
Her tropical foliage is green with a prominent burgundy colored margin displayed on new growth.
I reckon Beatrix is one of the best flower garden cultivars, and all round superb cream of the crop canna for the garden or planted in pots.
Beatrix is classed as a pixie and falls into the group of the short growing cannas, although she often reaches a maximum height of one meter tall when in flower, this is the tallest I’ve ever had her reach.