Monday, 26 April 2010

Canna 'Leprechaun'

New introduction
A miniature Foliage Group cultivar; green foliage, lanceolate shaped, white margin, upright habit; spikes of flowers are scarlet and orange-red, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is scarlet and rose-red, style is scarlet, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is slow. Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2008. The breeding is C. 'Elfin' x C. 'Wye'

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