Thursday, 17 December 2009

Canna coccinea Blanc

A small wild species; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; flowers are erect, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and also true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Our earliest reference to this specimen is Johnson’s Dictionary 1856.

Synonyms: C. coccinéa, C. indica 'coccinea', C. indica var. coccinea

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