Saturday, 23 January 2010

Canna 'Elaroo'

Another one of Bernard Yorke's indigenous named varieties, Canna 'Elaroo' has behind it all of the vigor of the old Foliage Group, along with the flower size and refinement of the Italian Group.

A tall Australian Group cultivar; green foliage, large, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, ivory with cerise stripes, throat cerise, staminodes are large, edges regular, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertility unknown; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average. 

Introduced by Bernard Yorke, Queensland, Australia in 2008, the breeding is C. 'Red Stripe' x 'Bengal Tiger'

Cannas by Bernard Yorke

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