Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Guttermanni'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges irregular, petals purple, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.

Synonym: C. 'Sparks'


  1. If the person it was named after was Herr Gutterman, then the correct spelling is Guttermanii.

    Correct German and Latin.

  2. Any other German speakers care to comment?