Saturday, 20 March 2010

Canna 'Iridiflora Rubra'

A medium sized cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange-purple, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by Théodore Année, Passy, France, EU in 1864.

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