Sunday, 13 June 2010

Canna 'Mohawk'

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; dark foliage, large, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; oval stems, coloured purple; flowers are cupped, self-coloured orange, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA. Listed as early as 1928 in Vaughan's, USA catalogue.

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