Friday, 4 September 2009

Canna 'Mademoiselle Rose Lombard'

A medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; green foliage, oval-acuminate shaped; round stems, coloured green; flowers are open, self-coloured pale pink, throat salmon, staminodes are narrow, edges regular; seed and are fertile.

Introduced by Herr. F. Lombard in the 1880's or earlier. The breeder succeeded in using pollen from C. 'Ehmanni' on other existing hybrids, to obtain many different foliage plants with large flowers for the time. The leaves are a magnificent Musa form, the flowers just as large as those of C. 'Ehmanni'; but they do not produce as many flowers as the Crozy Group.

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