Thursday, 1 May 2008

Introducing Canna 'Ellen Layden'

A small Miniature Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured deep-pink, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, labellum is gold with a deep-pink margin, stamen is gold with a narrow deep-pink margin, style is gold, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is average.

Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2006.
Seedling of C. ‘Topaz’ x C. ‘Theresa Blakey’.

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