Friday, 30 October 2009

Canna 'Australia'

A tall Italian Group cultivar; bronze foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; flowers are open, self-coloured red-orange, staminodes are large, edges frilled, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by C. Sprenger, Dammann and Co., Naples, Italy, EU in 1906.

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