Saturday, 19 September 2009

Canna 'Admiration'

A medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured apricot, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, 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 prolific. 

Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2008. The breeding is Canna 'Auguste Ferrier' x C. 'Theresa Blakey'.

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