Thursday, 15 July 2010

Canna 'Percy Lancaster'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, white margin, branching habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, yellow heavily spotted with red, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round.
Introduced by S. Percy-Lancaster, Alipore Cannas, Calcutta, India. In the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India. Dr. Khoshoo & Dr. I. Guha: Evolution of Cultivated Canna, 1966. Named by the breeder for his father, Mr Percy Lancaster who founded the Alipore Canna Collection in the early 1890's.
Synonym: C. 'Journey's End'

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