Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Canna 'Rigoletto'

A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are cupped, self-coloured yellow, throat some soft-pink mottling, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, stamen is yellow, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is prolific.
Said by some authorities to be the finest yellow canna ever grown. One of the Opera series of Canna bred by Howard and Smith Nursery of Los Angeles, USA in the 1930's.

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