Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Canna 'Nero'

A tall Italian Group cultivar; bronze foliage, large, oval shaped, branching habit; round stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured orange, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, petals red, fully self-cleaning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

The earliest reference to this cultivar is Tropical Plants and Gardening, H.F. MacMillan, 1935.

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