• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Canna 'Schwäbische Heimat'

canna 'Schwäbische Heimat'

canna 'Schwäbische Heimat'

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  • Other common names canna 'Schwäbische Heimat'

  • Genus Canna are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with erect stems bearing ovate leaves, with showy flowers with showy petal-like staminodes and small, coloured petals and sepals, borne in racemes or panicles in summer and autumn

  • Family Cannaceae / Cannaceae

  • Details 'Schw�bische Heimat' is a compact plant with spreading, olive-green leaves and crimson flowers in late summer and early autumn


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Needs a sheltered, warm site and plenty of watering. In autumn, rhizomes can be lifted and stored in a frost-free place or, in mild gardens leave them in the ground but cover with dry mulch.

Propagation Propagate by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Leave to die back in autumn

Pests Caterpillars, glasshouse red spider mite and aphids may be a problem

Diseases May be affected by a virus

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