multiple proofs for this identity. This old Canna was in the
The outstanding characteristic of this generous performer is the branching ability of each flowering stem which goes on producing branches of bloom for over six months. No less than thirteen sequential heads of bloom branch from each spike. If my season was longer, perhaps there might be more, but the frosts usually overtake them before they are done producing. The flowers are extremely weatherproof and of a wonderful clear vermilion red illuminated with a faint blush of gold.
I believe it to be the old Crozy hybrid 'Souvenir d'Aza Gray'. But so far have been unable to find
This ability to throw many fresh branches from each spike is not something that Canna breeders have given much consideration. The average canna will give three or four sequential branchings from the flowering spike. Additional branching is a very valuable characteristic and one well worth exploring and breeding towards.