Synonyms: C. indica 'Purpurea', C. 'Purpurea'
Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1887. The earliest recorded reference is the Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue of 1890.
This hybrid has been the sire/siress of many great foliage plants. If you want to discover the pleasures of creating new Canna foliage plants, then this one is a great starting point.