Friday, 9 July 2010

Canna 'Partenope'

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, large, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; triangular stems, coloured green + purple; panicles of flowers are open, red-orange and burnt-red, throat orange-yellow with red-orange spots, staminodes are large, edges frilled, petals purple, fully self-cleaning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by C. Sprenger, Dammann & Co., Naples, Italy, EU in 1897. Synonyms: C. 'Orange Beauty', C. 'Parthenope'

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