Origin PFITZER Wilhelm HeightSmall FoliageGreen FormBranching FlowerPink BloomingOutstanding bloomer TilleringAverage
Canna ‘Gnom’ is a small Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular main stems, coloured green; flowers are open, self-coloured pale pink, staminodes are large, edges frilled, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is average.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) This is one of the older-style dwarf Cannas. It is very compact, with large, pale salmon flowers. However, it tends to hide the flowers in the foliage, a feature that has been bred out of the modern dwarfs. Raised by Wilhelm Pfitzer in 1949.
Podgora Gardens, Sonja Mrsich, North Island, New Zealand. Catalogue
Summary: An attractive small canna with large green leaves and large pale salmon flowers held clear.
Size: 60-80cm (2′-2’6″)
Flower: Large pale salmon flowers.
Origin: Hybridiser Wilhelm Pfitzer in 1949
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