Sunday, 1 March 2009

Revisiting Canna 'Argentina'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; light green foliage, large, oblong shaped, white margin, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are erect, apricot and orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, low bloomer; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by Ian K. Cooke, Nottingham, England, EU. Grown mainly for its architectural significance and its magnificent foliage.

Synonym: C. 'Argentia'

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