Canna 'Austria'

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Canna 'Austria'
Genus Canna
Cultivar group Italian Group
Cultivar 'Austria'

Canna 'Austria' is a medium sized Italian Group Canna cultivar with green foliage, oblong shaped, upright habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are cupped, self-coloured yellow, throat orange-red spots on yellow, staminodes are large; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is prolific. Introduced by C. Sprenger, Dammann & Co., Naples, Italy, EU in 1893.

Announced along with C. 'Italia', and caused much interest as their large flowers were considered to be a major breakthrough.

The breeding is Canna 'Madame Crozy' x Canna flaccida 'Le Roi'.



  • Canna 'Austra'
  • Canna 'Canary Bird'
  • Canna 'King Midas'
  • Canna 'Lemon Zest'
  • Canna 'Richard Wallace' - a totally different Crozy Group cultivar.
  • Canna 'Souvenir de Jeanne'


  • Garden and forest. / Volume 9, Issue 424. [April 8, 1896, 141-150]
  • RHS Canna trials 1908

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