Saturday, 18 October 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Guayaquilla'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark green foliage, large, oval shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured red; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured yellow-orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, low bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 cm in diameter.

The earliest reference to this cultivar is the book "Subtropical Gardening" by Robinson, first published in 1868.

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