Monday, 7 September 2009

Canna 'Annei Rubra'

Photo courtesy of Malcolm McFarland

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; deep green and purple variegated foliage, large, acuminate shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; medium thickness round stems, coloured purple; flowers are erect, self-coloured bright orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average. 

Introduced by E. Chaté et fils, route de Charenton, 143, Bercey, France, EU. in 1861. One of the most free-flowering of the Foliage Group of Cannas. Canna 'Annei' was the pollen parent.

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