Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Canna indica var. sanctae-rosae (Kraenzl.) Nb.Tanaka

A small species; green foliage, oval shaped, white margin, branching habit; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured pink, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, labellum is yellow with red spots, stamen is pink, style is pink, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and also true to type, capsules ellipsoid; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.

Synonym: C. sanctae-rosae Kraenzl.

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