Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Canna 'Avon'

A small aquatic cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, pale yellow speckled with cerise, staminodes are narrow, edges regular, style is red, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is slow. 
Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2006. The Claines Canna Aquatics have been bred to populate garden ponds that are just a few metres square, compared with the much larger Longwood Aquatics destined for huge ponds and lakes. Seedling of C. ‘Teme’ x self.

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