Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Eileen Gallo'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green + purple; flowers are open, pale pink and apricot, staminodes are medium size, 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 and purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by Ben R. Hager of Stockton, California, USA.. Mr Hager is renowned primarily as a highly successful breeder of Iris and Hemerocallis. The cultivar was named for a member of the wine-making Gallo family of California.

Synonyms: C. 'Eileen Gail', C. 'Eileen Gale', C. 'Elaine Gallow', C. 'Ellen Gallow'

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