Canna Breeders From Around the World


Many Canna Breeders raised an array of different canna varieties that originated from all over the world.

Most of the old world hybrid cannas originated in France, while Germany and the United States of America produced many different canna plants and some great one's also come from Italy, some of these beautiful tropical plants have also been raised here in Australia.

A World Breeders Print of New French Cannas


The oldest of the hybrid cannas originated in France.

The French have introduced many great cultivators the first was raised by Monsieur The'odore Ann’ee.

Other plants from French breeders that I grow are from Vilmorin-Andrieux, Jean Sisley, Jean Libaud and not forgetting the famous Antoine Crozy who raised the beautiful old world famous canna Madame Crozy along with many other varieties of Crozy Cannas.


Raised by Pfitzer was the old cannas called Gnom


Not far behind from Germany was Wilhelm Pfitzer who produced some outstanding heritage cannas including Gnom raised around 1849.

Big and beautiful garden flowers of Cannas Madame Butterfly


From the United States of America there was the famous botanist Luther Burbank raised the canna Burbank and gave a name to the sport from King Humbert, he appropriately called it Yellow King Humbert, this canna is still popular grown amongst English garden flowers.

Raised by Mr. Caitlin was the Canna Star of 1891.

There are also the four aquatic cannas raised at Longwood Gardens by Robert J. Armstrong in the early 1970's and the beautiful Madame Butterfly from the 1930s.

The Dingee and Conard Co of Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA raised the Canna Flamingo.

Heirloom garden canna Flamingo bred by the Dingee and Conard Company






Here in Australia one of the earliest canna breeders that I found was Maurice William Holtze of Adelaide, research reveals Australia's first cannas were raised by him, he raised some magnificent exotic plants in 1902 and 1903.

Another Australian hybridizing these tropical plants before 1925 was Colonel J. W. B. Field of Casterton in Victoria.

Australian cannas include the stunning Olive Cole


I also enjoy growing some of the beautiful cannas raised by Charles Frederick Cole who also resided in Victoria, and some from Bernard Yorke, Vicki Staal and Anne Glancy.

Today cannas in Australia are still a very popular choice as cottage garden flowers.

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Beautiful Old Canna Prints

Beautiful Prints of Canna Flowers for sale featuring heirloom cannas from around the world that have been enhanced and restored by me.

Free Worldwide Postage and Shipping on prints from my personal collection that I have sourced over the years of collecting original old vintage works from lithographs, chromos, and plate prints etc. They are reproduced on quality A4 photo paper. Watermark will not be on your prints of canna flowers. Free Worldwide Postage and Shipping.

Picture of James Vick's Sons New French cannas, from 1892 they were described as the three finest cannas.

Photo print of New French Cannas The Three Finest. Featuring Madame Crozy, Francois Crozy and Alphonse Bouvier, painted for James Vick's Sons 1892. $5.00



Photo paper print dating back to the 1890s of Mixed Cannas.

Photo print of Mixed Cannas from the 1890s. $5.00



John Lewis Childs Grand Flowering Cannas litho print with pictured plants of Duke of Marlborough, New Variegated Foliage Canna Rainbow, pink and yellow canna named Lorraine, white Alsace and Italia.

Photo print from Childs Grand Flowering Cannas, featuring Alsace, Italia, Lorraine, Duke of Marlborough and the New Variegated Foliage Canna Rainbow. 1890s Litho produced for John Lewis Childs. $5.00



Two old cannas Sarah Hill and Maurice Mussey, French plants dated from 1895.

Photo print of French Cannas from 1895, featuring Sarah Hill and Maurice Mussey. $5.00



Popular and still reliable Koenigin Charlotte canna a beautiful enhanced picture print from 1910.

Photo print of Canna Koenigin Charlotte, from 1910. $5.00