Thursday, 1 July 2010

Canna 'New Sensation'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, spreading habit; triangular stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured burnt-red, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, labellum is burnt-red speckled with gold, stamen is burnt-red rayed with gold, petals purple, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple.
Introduced by Marcelle Sheppard, Texas, USA in 1987. Grown out from seed purchased from Parkes as ‘Opera Seeds’.

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