Monday, 26 July 2010

Canna 'Preference'

A medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, transparent margin, upright habit; triangular stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, labellum is orange-red, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2006. The flower has an orchid-like shape, with a curled lip and is like a very large species-type flower. A hand-pollination of Canna 'Oiseau de Feu' x C. 'Falstaff'.

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