Monday, 4 October 2010

Canna 'Tama-Tulipa'

A medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; panicles of flowers are erect, yellow rayed with cardinal-red, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

Introduced by Carl Schoenfeld of Yucca-Do Nursery.

Dr. Tanaka commented that this is most likely a naturally occurring hybrid between Canna glauca and Canna indica. This makes sense because it was discovered geographically centered between the ranges of the two species.

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