Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Canna 'Ambassador'

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; oval stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are cupped, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is sterile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Probably a mutation of the old chimera, C. 'Yellow King Humbert'. Synonyms: C. 'Ambassadeur', C. 'Ambassador Red', C. 'The Amabassador'

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