Monday, 14 December 2009

Canna 'City of Portland'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are open, jasper-red (a pink) (RHS 39A) with a narrow yellow (RHS 7A) margin, staminodes are medium size, edges frilled, stamen is gold marked, petals red, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.

Introduced by Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA, now the Conard-Pyle Co.

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