Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Canna 'Abraham Lincoln'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; dark green and red variegated foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, red speckled with salmon, staminodes are large, edges regular, petals purple, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.

The unique dark striations on the foliage, topped by pink flowers with salmon markings, together create a unique combination.. The earliest reference is 1942 Kelsey and Dayton, "Standardized Plant Names".

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