Friday, 13 August 2010

Canna 'Roi Soliel'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured cardinal-red, throat cardinal-red with gold spots, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.
Introduced by Vilmorin-Andrieux, France in 1930, and granted the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society, England in their Canna Trial held in 2002,.

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