Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Admiral Aurellan'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; round stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, orange-red with a old-rose blush, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, stamen is gold, petals red, fully self-cleaning, exceptional bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1895.

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