Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Ferrandii'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; half-round stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured cherry-red, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules ellipsoid; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by Messrs Ferrand, Marseille, France, EU. in 1864.

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