Thursday, 14 October 2010

Canna 'The President'

A medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, large, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green + purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured scarlet (RHS 44A), staminodes are large, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; 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 1920. Earliest reference is USA in 1923.

Synonyms: C. 'Fireside', C. 'L’Aiglon', C. 'President', C. 'Red Spiritiae'

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