Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Anthéor'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, cadmium yellow streaked with nasturtium red, staminodes are medium sized, edges irregular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, late bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1934. Our earliest reference to this specimen is Vilmorin Catalogue, 1941. Still grown in the EU.

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