Sunday, 19 September 2010

Canna 'Souvenir de Madame Nardy'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, small, oval-acuminate shaped, white margin, branching habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are open, yellow with vermilion spots, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is gold with red spots, style is gold, petals green, 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; tillering is prolific.

The earliest reference is the Spring catalogue of the French nurseryman L. Clause in 1929.

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