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Canna CANNOVA series

CANNOVA plants make one think of the Mediterranean, subtropical or tropical countries and regions, the beach, warm nights, flowerbeds, the sun, warmth and good times. The Canna CANNOVA series, with its outstanding garden performance and profuse flowering until the first frost, adds a tropical touch to any outdoor space, whether it’s a cool or warm Summer.

The Canna F1-Hybrids CANNOVA series was bred from the species Canna x generalis. Traditional plant breeding methods were applied to develop the CANNOVA series with the aim of producing varieties that could be used not only in subtropical and tropical climates where cannas originally evolved but also in cooler summer climates.


Key features:

  • From the time that CANNOVA starts to bloom (April), it continues to flower until the first frost.
  • Next to (sub)tropical climates, Canna CANNOVA thrives very well in cooler summer climates.
  • Dynamic, strong, long-lasting and great branching; Canna CANNOVA is an excellent performer.
  • Canna CANNOVA is suitable for open soil, balcony- and patio pots and mixed containers.


From seed to young plant and flowering plant

Seed for the CANNOVA series is being produced at various locations. After harvesting, the seed receives a special scarification treatment for better and more uniform germination. Specialised nurseries use these scarified seeds to produce young plants which are then sold to professional growers. The growers then cultivate pre-finished and/or flowering plants which find their way to consumers through wholesale and retail channels.

Award winning variety

Our Canna CANNOVA has won several awards.

FleuroStar Award 2014/2015

The Canna CANNOVA Bronze Scarlet F1 variety has been awarded the FleuroStar Award 2014/2015. According to the jury, โ€œCannova Bronze Scarlet F1 is a true eyecatcher with its stunning flower-leaf contrast and high novelty value for both southern and northern markets.โ€

4 x Award of Garden Merit for Cannova

We are proud to announce that no less than four varieties from our Cannova series have been awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit!

  • Cannova Bronze Scarlet
  • Cannova Yellow
  • Cannova Rose
  • Cannova Red Shades

The Award of Garden Merit (AGM) is a long-established annual award for plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). It is based on assessment of the plants’ performance under UK growing conditions.

Breeding and colours

Within our Canna CANNOVA series our breeding has been focussed on improving quality, growing conditions and different colours. Canna CANNOVA is available in bronze or green leaves and our series consists of the following colours:

For Growers

  • Can be grown at a lower temperature ( 5ยฐC ) | Saves on energy consumption
  • High degree of uniformity | Plants of each colour in the series flower simultaneously which result into a high percentage of saleable plants
  • Early flowering | Earliest flowering canna available
  • Compact habit | More plants per m2
  • Good branching habit | Attractively fills a pot: just 1 plug needed for a pot up to 15 cm
  • Good leaf quality | Little if any leaf damage: higher percentage of A1 quality
  • Can also flower in smaller pot sizes | Lower cost price makes them suitable for retailers to use as special offers
  • Colours | An attractive and broad offer of bright colours

For retail/wholesale

  • Early flowering | Earliest flowering canna available on the market
  • Good branching habit | Attractively filled pots, good flowering display during selling phase
  • Compact habit | More plants on a CC trolley for savings on transport costs
  • Good leaf quality | Plants and leaves look healthy and attractive
  • Produces flowers in smaller pot sizes | Availability of flowering plants in small pots (12 cm) too, onsteads of just foliage plants (pre-finished)
  • Long keeping quality | Limited chance of returns and complaints
  • Multifunctional | Several selling options”bedding (garden/water side) and pot (patio, balcony)
  • Colours | An attractive and broad offer of bright colours

Suitable for landscaping

In 2017 no less than 80,000 Canna CANNOVA have been lighting up the city of Vienna. The cityโ€™s parks department chose these exotic plants from breeder Takii as part of that yearโ€™s summer planting scheme. Volmary was responsible for supplying this enormous number of young plants to the Vienna city nursery. Takii and Volmary visited Vienna to take a look at the world of this unusual order.

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Innovative Laser Treatment

Supplying our customers with the highest quality seed is a primary objective at Takii. We were not satisfied with the results we were achieving with an acid treatment used to improve germination on our CANNOVA seed.

โ€‹We were vigorously investigating other options and as a result invented a process using a laser. This original technology uses the precision of a laser to make two holes on the hard surface of the seed. These holes allow the seed to absorb water more easily, leading to improved germination rates.

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