Friday, 27 August 2010

Canna 'Rubra Superbissima'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, transparent margin, branching habit; oval stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by Théodore Année, Passy, France, EU in 1862.

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