Image courtesy of Alice Harris

Pallag Szépe

Canna ‘Pallag Szépe’

(Crozy Group)

Height Small
Foliage Green
Form Upright
Flower Pink
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Pallag Szépe’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, upright habit; spikes of flowers are open, pink with a narrow light orange margin, throat light orange, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, fully self-cleaning, 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 and pink; tillering is slow.

Raised in Hungary in 1966. Name translates to ‘Beauty of Pallag’

Canna ‘Pallag Szépe’ Image courtesy of Alice Harris
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Raised in Hungary 1966. The name means “Beauty of Pallag”. Large creamy pink flowers which have some yellow towards the centre and also on the reverse. The petals are large and circular. Very stout plant with a thick central stem and fleshy green leaves which are rounded and cupped at the tips. Short, up to 1m. This is in many ways an ideal pot or patio Canna.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) The lovely frilly flowers are a sugary blancmange-pink edged with creamy-yellow. This is similar to ‘Journey’s End’ but more pink. It is very compact and stocky with green foliage. It was raised in Hungary in 1966 but is not readily available.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Raised in Hungary, 1966; flowers orange, passing into pink, leaves green, height up to 80 cm.
Hungarian National Institute for Agricultural Quality, Internet 25 November 2005
Raised in Hungary, 1966.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: If there were Canna beauty trials then this could be the winner. Short, stout with incurved green leaves and well balanced large orange/pink flowers with yellow edges.
Size: Short and very stout.
Flower: Large wide-open orange/pink flowers with yellow edges.
Foliage: Incurved green leaves.
Origin: Raised in Hungary in 1966. Name translates to ‘Beauty of Pallag’