Canna 'South Pacific Scarlet' F1
2013 AAS Flower Award Winner
This variety is grown from seed, not tuber. Compact in habit and well suited for both landscape and container use. Canna 'South Pacific Scarlet' prefers warm and humid conditions over 77F. This variety is more vigorous, more uniform, and has more basal branching than Canna Tropical Red.
|AAS Winner Primary Details|
|Award:||AAS Flower Award Winner|
|Award Type:||National Winner|
|Variety Name:||'South Pacific Scarlet' F1|
|Breeder:||Takii & Co., Ltd.|
|Close Market Comparison:||'Tropical Red,' 'Tropical Rose,' 'Tropical Bronze Scarlet'|
|Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone:||Zone 8|
|Light Needs:||Full sun|
|Dead Heading Recommended:||NO|
|Plant Height:||Tall: Over 24"|
|Garden Spacing:||18 to 24 inches|
|Bloom Color Pattern:||Solid|
|Bloom Size:||4.5 inches|
|Weather Tolerance:||Heat, Rain|
|Home Gardener Use|
|Medium Height Divider:||YES|
|Dried Flower / Everlasting:||NO|
How to Grow
Seeds should be sown indoors in mid- to late February in a growing medium. Lightly cover the seeds and water. Maintain a temperature of 68 to 77°F. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into individual pots. Plant outdoors after the danger of frost is past.
Easy to grow. Plant in full sun for the most showy blooms. Will tolerate and bloom in partial shade in hot climates. Tolerant of heavy soils but thrives in all conditions but drought. Generous watering will promote heavier flowering and keep the foliage clean and lush.