Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Canna 'Severn'

A medium sized aquatic cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; dark green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, gold with faint red spots, staminodes are narrow, edges regular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.
Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2006. The breeding is Canna 'Avon' x C. 'Endeavour'.
The Claines Canna Aquatics have been bred to populate garden ponds that are just a few metres square, compared with the much larger Longwood Aquatics destined for huge ponds and lakes.

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