Monday, 4 May 2009

Canna 'J.B. van der Schoot'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, gold heavily spotted with deep-crimson, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, opening at dawn, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, outstanding 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 average.

Introduced by W. Pfitzer, Stadt Felbach, Stuttgart, Germany, EU in 1902. Awarded RHS Award of Merit in 1907. Synonym: C. 'Dr van der Schoot', possibly others as well.

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