Friday, 15 October 2010

Canna 'Theresa Blakey'

A small Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, ovoid shaped, spreading habit; flowers are open, apricot (RHS 33B) with a salmon (RHS 29A) blush, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, stamen is marked with gold; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2005.
Nothing can replace the real Theresa Blakey, but this is a fitting tribute to a special person.
The breeding is C. 'Louis Cottin' x C. 'Jessie Dalebö

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