Sunday, 10 February 2008

Introducing Canna 'Espresso Festival'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured pink, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by Far East Plants, Philippines. 


  1. One cool, shiny-leafed, tropical looking canna. LORDY.

    Don Voss, St. Charles, Missouri, USA

  2. Can anyone tell me where to purchase this canna in the U.S.? (other than Far East or McClure and Zimmerman, who both have poor reviews for shipping moldy or dead rhizhomes).

    Also looking for Candy Festival, Butterfly, Bananitas and Apricot Butterfly. Apricot Butterfly appears to only be available in Australia and The Netherlands, lol.

    Don Voss
    Missouri, USA

  3. Hello Don,

    If I were you, then my first port of call would be Karchesky Canna in the USA. They can be reached at