Monday, 5 October 2009

Canna 'Alt Württemberg'

A tall Premier Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, arching habit; oval stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are large, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, exceptional bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is slow. 

Introduced by W. Pfitzer, Stadt Felbach, Stuttgart, Germany, EU in 1949. Synonym: C. 'Alt Würtemberg'

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