Friday, 23 July 2010

Canna 'Pink Silk'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; dark green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; panicles of flowers are reflexed, self-coloured pink, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is pink streaked with gold, good bloomer, blooms open in the evening; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

It origins are in India, probably from the Agri Horticultural Society of India during the period that Sydney Percy-Lancaster was its secretary.

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