Saturday, 20 September 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Chesapeake'

A medium sized Conservatory Group Cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured cream, staminodes are large, edges regular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is average.

Introduced by R.J. Armstrong, of Longwood Gardens, USA.

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