Saturday, 12 April 2008

Introducing Canna 'Brisbane'

Another new cultivar from the house of Yorke, a Variegated Group cultivar. A tall, quick clumper, the foliage is lime green, with a dark green background, the variegation placed randomly over the leaves. The flowers are similar to C. coccinea, being small, species-like, held about 230 cm (7 feet) from the ground.

The parentage is C. 'Red Stripe' x C. 'Bengal Tiger' (aka Pretoria) and one other. Bernard is holding his cards close to his chest over the last cross!

It is a most sturdy canna which develops huge bulbs at the base, even before applications of Seasol.

Cannas by Bernard Yorke

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