Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Introducing Canna 'Charming'

New Introduction

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, oblong shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; flowers are open, gold with a deep-pink blush, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is average. Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2008. The breeding is C. 'J.D. Cabos' x open.

This one has to be seen to be believed, the photograph was taken on 5th November 2007, it had been flowering continuously since June. It took us all our time to keep it fed, watered and groomed. Only grow this one if you are prepared to enter servitude for five months of continuous flowering!

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