Saturday, 26 June 2010

Canna 'Musaefolia Rubra'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark green foliage, very large, broadly oblong shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are erect, self-coloured salmon-red, staminodes are small, edges regular, style is red, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific. 

Introduced by Théodore Année, Passy, France, EU in 1862. "Le Canna" by M. Chaté and Sons provides us with the correct spelling of this cultivars name.

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