Canna ‘Stadt Fellbach’
syn Pfitzer’s Stadt Fellbach
Origin PFITZER Wilhelm
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Canna ‘Stadt Fellbach’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, branching habit; flowers are open, self-coloured apricot, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.
In 1933, there were about 150 Wilhelm Pfitzer employees worldwide. That same year, in order to celebrate the elevation of Fellbach to the status of a city, the firm named one of its best seedlings that year as Canna ‘Stadt Fellbach’, meaning ‘City of Fellbach’.
Wayside Gardens, 1968
A brilliant Canna
with superb trusses of orange tinted flowers. It is perhaps the most spectacular of the Cannas. The plant is compact, has healthy green leaves and does not grow much over 3½ feet high and again it produces an amazing quantity of bloom. Raised by Wilhelm Pfitzer
Cannas for the Florida Landscape, by B. Tjia and R. J. Black, 1990
Low growing, Stadr Fellbach, flowers gold orange.
Flowers orange red. Leaves green. Tall.
Aaron’s Bulb Farm Internet October, 2000
Apricot flowers, green leaves, 3-5 feet, 3 for $4.95
Old House Garden, Ann Arbor, Michigan Internet, November, 2000
Here’s a pastel classic from Wilhelm Pfitzer
, the greatest Canna
breeder of the 20th century. Its soft apricot blossoms were a huge hit with stylish, Jazz Age gardeners. Green leaves, 3-5 feet. (3, $5.50 – 10, $16.25)
Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
W. Pfitzer 1934. Large bushy apricot flowers like power puffs, atop a tall green plant. Quite spectacular. 1.8m or more.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This has large heads of flowers in rich apricot-pink with creamy-yellow markings in the centre. The heads are quite loose giving a shaggy effect. It is quite vigorous and bushy with plain green leaves. It was raised by Wilhelm Pfitzer
in 1934 and is reasonably easy to obtain.
Tropicals, Internet October, 2001
Large vibrant bright orange flowers have the amazing ability of fading to pink late in the day, a very unusual undertaking among Canna
. A real conversation plant.
Rich apricot and orange blooms on green foliage. Excellent growing variety to 4 feet.
Vicki Stall, Queensland, Australia
Orange flowers and bronze leaves. Medium height.
KAVB International Canna
Checklist, September 2004
W. Pfitzer, 1934; flowers orange-red, leaves green, height over 80 cm.
Summary: Large heads of flowers in rich-apricot-pink with creamy-yellow markings in the centre. The heads are quite loose giving a shaggy effect.
Size: Medium height
Flower: Large heads of flowers in rich-apricot-pink with creamy-yellow markings in the centre. The heads are quite loose giving a shaggy effect.
Foliage: It is quite vigorous with plain green leaves.
Origin: Raised by Wilhelm Pfitzer
, Germany, EU, in 1934.
Rhizome: APod: Pollen:
Karchesky and Harris 2006
Large loose heads of rich apricot pink to cream yellow at the flower center. Green leaves and vigorous full habit. Historic canna. Origin: Wilhelm Pfitzer