Friday, 5 March 2010

Canna 'Guttermanii'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges irregular, petals purple, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.
Synonym: C. 'Sparks'


  1. Like it says, it is Canna 'Guttermanii'. It is a very old cultivar, and lives on in all continents, although in the USA its name has been "marketed" to something else, how tedious this is becoming!