Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Canna 'Temploux'

A tall Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; round stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured red-orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, style is red, petals red, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is prolific.

Although very similar to, and probably originating from, C. 'Purpurea' this cultivar is taller, has more flowers held higher and also more leaves, each of which is smaller and more dainty than the originator. A desirable version of 'Purpurea'.

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