Friday, 7 November 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Alba Rosea Grandiflora'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval-acuminate shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are open, rose and amber, throat rose, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is amber, style is pale pink, petals purple, average bloomer; 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 slow.

Earliest research reference is Henderson's Catalogue of 1897, which refers to it as 'Peachblow'. Synonyms: C. 'Albo-rosea grandiflora', C. 'Peachblow'

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