Monday, 19 July 2010

Canna 'Phœbe'

A tall Italian Group cultivar; dark green foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; oval stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, late bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.
Introduced by C. Sprenger, Dammann & Co., Naples, Italy, EU. Synonym: C. 'Fire Red'

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