Sunday, 27 June 2010

Canna 'Mystique'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; purple foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured cherry-red, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured purple; tillering is prolific. Introduced by Kew Gardens, London, England, EU, but probably a heritage variety that had lost its name, and needed re-introduction. Awards: Canna Trial 2002, AGM after trial at Wisley 2002, submitted by Great Dixter.
Synonyms: C. 'Ibis', C. 'Old Red'

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