Saturday, 13 December 2008

Australian Group marches on

Bernard Yorke writes from Australia, where the Canna season is in full swing, to show us the F2 generation of the Australian Group cultivars he founded when he first crossed Canna 'Red Stripe' with the Italian Group. The new group has vast potential, as anyone can see from this photograph.

Bernard stated that the foliage, as can be seen from the picture above of an, as yet, unnamed cultivar, has an impressive texture and they are quite large, as well as thick in structure.

My own reaction is to say "Look at the size of the staminodes on that flower! That is almost a Premier Group sized flower."

I fully intend to replicate Bernard's crosses this year, as the mixture of Foliage group leaves with large flowers is very impressive.

Bernard Yorke - Canna Biz

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