Friday, 6 March 2009

Visiting Canna 'Apricot Dream'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, white margin, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green and purple; panicles of flowers are open, apricot and salmon, staminodes are medium size, edges lightly frilled, stamen is saffron-yellow, petals purple with farina, low bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by Kent Kelly, Quality Gladiolus, Arkansas, USA. An outstanding, modern, self-cleaning cultivar. Hardier than most Cannas and able to tolerate mild winters as well as heat-wave summers.

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