Monday, 6 April 2009

Canna 'Erebus'

A medium sized aquatic cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured salmon, staminodes are narrow, edges irregular, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

Introduced by R.J. Armstrong, of Longwood Gardens, USA in 1977. Earned 'Award of Garden Merit' (AGM) in the outdoor trials held at RHS Wisley, England in 2002.

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