Friday, 17 September 2010

Canna 'Sophia Young'

A medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, burnt-red rayed with old-rose, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, petals red, 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 white and purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2006.
Seedling of C. 'Joseph Buchan' x open pollination. Thanks to Dale for the seed.

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