Sunday, 3 January 2010

Canna 'Deutscher Kronprinz'

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.
Introduced by C. Sprenger, Dammann & Co., Naples, Italy, EU in 1907. Featured in the 1908 outdoor RHS trials at Wisley, without success. The only known synonym is C. ' Deutscher'.

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