Saturday, 20 February 2010

Canna 'Adolf Ernst'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; purple foliage, oval shaped, white margin, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are open, red with a yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating, capsules oblong; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average. 

Introduced by G. Ernst. Named for Adolf Ernst, a leading botanist in the 19th Century, and a correspondant with Charles Darwin. 

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