Saturday, 21 November 2009

Canna 'Burbank'

A medium sized aquatic Italian Group cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; green foliage, ovoid shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are cupped, yellow with red spots, staminodes are large, edges irregular, stamen is yellow, petals green, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by Luther Burbank, California, USA in 1896. Although a contemporary of C. 'Austria', this cultivar differs by being closer to the wild species C. flaccida in its behaviour. In tropical climates this could become a thug, as it is so prolific. This makes it great for Northern European climates where it thrives in a more controlled way.
Synonyms: C. 'Epiphany', C. 'Sunshine', C. 'Sunshine Yellow'

No comments:

Post a Comment