Monday, 22 December 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Lippo'

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green + purple; panicles of flowers are open, orange-red with a gold margin, staminodes are large, edges irregular, labellum is orange-red marked with gold, stamen is orange-red with gold marks, style is red, petals red with farina, partial self-cleaning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is average.

Synonym: C. 'Lippo's Kiwi'

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