Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Canna 'Richard Wallace'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, white margin, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, pale yellow with rose spots, staminodes are large, edges regular, stamen is rose-red with small yellow flecks; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink.
Introduced by W. Pfitzer, Stadt Felbach, Stuttgart, Germany, EU in 1906. Awarded the RHS Award of Merit 1907 at the indoor trials, held at Wisley Gardens. Synonyms are C. 'R. Wallis', C. 'Richard Wallace'

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