Friday, 6 November 2009

Canna 'Baronne de Renowardy'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped; round stems, coloured green; flowers are open, self-coloured dull rose-red, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average. 

Introduced by Henry A. Dreer Nurseries, Philadelphia, USA in 1892. The earliest reference is Prof. L.H. Bailey, Garden & Forest Journal of 1893. Participated in the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

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