Sunday, 26 September 2010
Canna 'Statue of Liberty'
A tall Italian Group cultivar; purple foliage, oval shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured carmine, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA.
The staminoides are very fine and thin, and when the sun shines through them there are colour transformations. The bloom only lasts for a day or so, but in that time it makes its statement.