Sunday, 12 September 2010

Canna 'Shenandoah'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, lanceolate shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; triangular stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured salmon, 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 pink and purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA in 1894. In the Royal Horticultural Society, England Canna Trial 2002, it was granted the ultimate plant recognition of the Award of garden Merit (AGM).

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