Friday, 22 May 2009

Canna 'La France'

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; bronze foliage, oval shaped; round stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, self-coloured orange-red, throat yellow, staminodes are large, edges frilled, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by C. Sprenger, Dammann & Co., Naples, Italy, EU in 1898. Under the synonym of Canna 'General Eisenhower', won the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) at the 2002 RHS outdoor Canna Trials. Synonyms are C. 'Black Tropicanna', C. 'General Eisenhower', C. 'President Roosevelt'

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