Sunday, 4 October 2009

Canna 'Alsace'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, cream with rose spots, staminodes are medium size, partial self-cleaning, late bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is slow.
The illustration is taken from the 1899 catalogue of Messrs. G. Drobish of Ohio. First reference is an advert in Garden & Forest, 1896 by A. Blanc & Co, 314 & 316 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Still being grown in Austral-Asia. Featured in the 1908 Outdoor Canna Trials at Wisley, England, EU.

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