Saturday, 10 January 2009

Revisiting Canna 'Breuil'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, cardinal-red with a rose-red blush, staminodes are large, edges serrated, petals green, 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 purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by Vilmorin-Andrieux, France in 1939.

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