Saturday, 26 September 2009

Canna 'Alberich'

A small Premier Group cultivar; glaucous green foliage, mucronate shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; round stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, pink (RHS 38A) and salmon, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, labellum is streaked with pale yellow, stamen is markeded with pale yellow, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, good 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 purple; tillering is slow. 
Introduced by W. Pfitzer, Fellbach, Germany, EU in 1949. The leaves are distinctively cupped at the tips. Overall, the plant has a wide combination of colours that make it stand out. Synonyms: C. 'Albéric', C. 'Albèric', C. 'Alberick', C. 'Albricht'

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