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, Berey, France, EU. in 1861. One of the most free-flowering of the Foliage Group of Cannas. Canna 'Annei' was the pollen parent.