Friday, 12 February 2010

Canna 'Florence Vaughan'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are open, yellow with red spots, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, 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; tillering is average.

Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1891. Distributed in the USA by the Vaughan Seed Company.

In the 1990's there was confusion over this heritage cultivar and an Italian Group cultivar with pale yellow background and orange blobs was given this name by over-enthusiastic horticulturalists. The correct name for that particular cultivar was C. 'Roma', see below.

Canna 'Roma'

Synonyms: C. 'Antoine Barton', C. 'Zebra Cole'

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