Monday, 19 April 2010

Canna 'La Bohème'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, peach tinged with pearl, staminodes are medium size, edges frilled, petals yellow, 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 and pink; tillering is slow.
Reputedly introduced by Howard and Smith Nursery, California, USA in 1930's. One of the Opera series of Canna, marketed from the 1950's onwards.

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