Friday, 4 December 2009

Canna 'Chameleon'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, white margin, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, yellow heavily spotted with red, staminodes are large, edges regular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.

The earliest reference is the RHS Journal of 1894, and also featured in the 1908 RHS outdoor trials at Wisley. Appeared in the Standardized Plant Names of 1942. Still being grown in Austral-Asia, and now in the EU.

Synonym: C. 'Chaméléon'

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