Wednesday, 5 November 2008

New this year: Canna 'Admiration'

A medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, apricot and deep-pink, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.

This is a hand-pollinated cross of C. 'Theresa Blakey' x C. 'Auguste Ferrier'

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