Saturday, 3 July 2010

Canna 'Ombersley'

A small Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured green + purple; panicles of flowers are cupped, orange tinged with red, staminodes are medium size, edges frilled, petals red with farina; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.
Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2006.
Fades to interesting pale shades, never quite the same twice!

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