Sunday, 6 January 2008

Introducing Canna 'Carolina Gold'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured purple with white farina; flowers are open, self-coloured gold, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, labellum is gold, stamen is gold, style is gold, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by Donnie Hallman, Deerspring Nursery, South Carolina, USA. The breeding is Canna 'Rosy Lear' x Canna 'Louis Cottin'.


  1. This would have to be a seedling from 'Louis Cottin' wouldn't it Malcolm? Remarkably similar.

  2. Quite right, the breeding is Canna 'Rosy Lear' x Canna 'Louis Cottin'. It is entered in the 2008 Trials, so we can see it growing near to C. 'Louis Cottin' and see the differences. Personally, I think it is very distinct in its own right. We'' see in 7-8 months time. I can't wait!!