Sunday, 15 August 2010

Canna 'Roma'

A tall aquatic Italian Group cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; green foliage, oval shaped, white margin, upright habit; round stems, coloured green & purple; panicles of flowers are open, yellow with orange blotches, throat red-orange, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, stamen is orange-red, petals red, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by C. Sprenger, Dammann & Co., Naples, Italy, EU in 1898. Synonyms: C. 'Florence Vaughn', C. 'Golden Eagle', C. 'Heinrich Seidel_', C. 'Jennifer', C. 'Orange King Humbert', C. 'Papillon', C. 'Tropicluster'

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