Monday, 6 September 2010

Canna 'Sémaphore'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured saffron-yellow (RHS 21A), staminodes are narrow; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating. Introduced by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1895.
Bred by Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1895. First mentioned in the R.H.S. Journal of 1898-9. Featured in the 1908 and 1909 R.H.S. trials at Wisley, without award. Synonym: C. 'Pacific Beauty'

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