Monday, 28 June 2010

Canna 'Nepalensis Grandiflora'

A medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; spikes of flowers are erect, orange-yellow with red spots, staminodes are narrow, edges regular; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating. Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1866. This was the first Canna variety that he introduced, although he had been introducing new rose varieties for a number of years previous.

Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868 stated: "Has the same habit and foliage as the type (C. 'Nepalensis'), but is a dwarfer variety with better-shaped flowers of a sulphur-yellow, sometimes dotted with red."

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