Friday, 19 March 2010

Canna iridiflora Ruiz & Pav.

A medium sized wild species; green foliage, oblong shaped, branching habit; hanging panicles of flowers are bell-shaped, self-coloured rose, staminodes are medium size; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and also true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink.

Synonyms: C. 'Iris', C. 'Iris canna'

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