Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Introducing Canna 'Trumeric Yellow'

A recent introduction to the Claines Canna Collection.

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured saffron-yellow, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, labellum is saffron-yellow with orange-red spots, stamen is saffron-yellow with orange-red spots, petals green, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is average.

The origins of this cultivar are unknown, and there are two strands of possibility. Either this is an ancient cultivar, dating back over 100 years to the epic times of Sprenger and Wintzer, or it is a mutation associated with C. 'Roi Humbert' and C. 'Yellow King Humbert'. More research is needed, but in the meantime we have acquired a great addition to the Italian Group of Cannas. I believe that this temporary name will eventually be replaced by the old, correct name.

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