Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Canna 'Annei Rosea'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark green foliage, very large, lanceolate shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; round stems; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured carmine-rose, staminodes are narrow, edges irregular, petals red, not self-cleaning, late bloomer, blooms open in the evening; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured pink and purple; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by E. Chaté et fils, route de Charenton, 143, Berey, France, EU. The flowers are few and late, and this is primarily a foliage plant, averaging about 2 ft. 4 ins long. Breeding is unknown seed parent x Canna 'Annei' as the polen parent.

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