Monday, 27 April 2009

Canna indica var. warszewiczii (A.Dietr.) Nb.Tanaka

A small species; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; stems coloured green + purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured red, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and also true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is average.

Involved in some of the earliest crosses of Canna, this plant is reputed to have produced most of the dark leaved Canna that we know today.

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