Monday, 8 February 2010

Canna 'Falstaff'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, lanceolate shaped, arching habit; triangular stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, salmon rayed with scarlet, staminodes are narrow, edges irregular, petals red, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is average.
Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2006. This is an outcome of our project to emulate the original Année crossing, and then the interbreeding that produced larger and larger flowers under the heading of the Crozy Group. This variety has had no exposure to C. iridiflora and has certain advantages to breeders as a result.

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