Friday, 6 February 2009

Revisiting Canna 'Russian Red' AGM

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, transparent margin; oval stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific. Introduced by Ed Sneyder, USA.

Participated in the Royal Horticultural Society, England Canna Trials at Wisley in 2002, where it received the AGM; submitted by Hart Cannas.

Synonym: C. 'indica var. Russian Red'

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