Canna ‘South Pacific Orange’

This compact canna is suitable for both landscape and container growing. Compared with other cannas in its class, it is more vigorous, more uniform and develops better basal branching than its congeners.

The plant can reach a height of 1 m and a spread of 45 to 60 cm. Its bright orange bloom contrasts nicely with its glossy dark-green foliage. Its flowers measure 10 cm in diameter and ‘South Pacific Orange’ has a long blooming period. Its blooming habit naturally attracts pollinators, who feast on the nectar from its flowers. As this canna comes from seed, it is less likely to be affected by disease than if it came from bulbs. Its hybridizer, Takii & Co. Ltd. is an expert in cannas, offering high-performance cultivars.


Japanese hybridizer Takii’s South Pacific series has once again been awarded an All-America Selections award for 2018 with the selection ‘South Pacific Orange’, having earned the honor in 2013 with the cultivar ‘South Pacific Scarlet’. Two other cultivars are available in the series, ‘South Pacific Rose’ and ‘South Pacific Ivory’. They range in height from 70 to 80 cm. The South Pacific series is superior to the Tropical series.