Monday, 20 October 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Heart Throb'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage; round stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, crimson with a gold margin, staminodes are narrow, edges irregular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating, capsules round. Introduced by Marcelle Sheppard, Texas, USA in the 1990's.

Breaks the Canna rule of 3 staminoides and a labellum, by providing an extra staminoide. Because the staminoides are spider-like and narrow there is space for the petals to be seen and their red/yellow colours complete an unusual picture.

Grown out from seed purchased from the Geo. W. Park Seed Company, of Greenwood, South Carolina, USA. The seed was called ‘Seven Dwarf Seeds’ and presumably was seed from that little known series of Cannas

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