Saturday, 4 April 2009

Canna 'Enfant de Rhône'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, pink rayed with cerise-pink, throat pale yellow, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is pink heavily spotted with pale yellow, petals pink, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1888. Participated in the 1893 Columbian Exposition and described by Prof. L.H. Bailey, Garden & Forest 1893. The earliest reference is the Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1890.

No comments:

Post a Comment