Thursday, 1 April 2010

Canna 'John Layden'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, transparent margin, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, cerise-pink with a narrow gold margin, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals yellow; 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 slow.

Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2002. Breeding is Canna 'A. Eisenbarth' x open

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