Monday, 2 March 2009

Revisiting Canna 'Black Knight'

A small Italian Group cultivar; purple foliage, oval shaped, arching habit; round stems, coloured purple; flowers are reflexed, self-coloured crimson-maroon, staminodes are large, edges regular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, low bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile. Introduced by S. Percy-Lancaster, Alipore Cannas, Calcutta, India.

In the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India. Dr. Khoshoo & Dr. I. Guha: Evolution of Cultivated Canna 1966.

Synonym: C. 'Black Velvet'

1 comment:

  1. Each year we buy ready potted Canna Lilies from Belgium, normally Canna Lucifer and Canna Black Knight, If we have any left by November we cut them back and keep them under cold cover ready for next years sales.