Canna ‘Pringle bay’


A small Italian Group cultivar; variegated foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured pink, staminodes are large, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple.

A true dwarf canna, with attractive, delicate, pale pink flowers. However, its main attraction is the bright variegated foliage, green, bronze and pink.
Terence Bloch reputedly introduced it from South Africa and named it ‘Pringle Bay’, after where it originated from in that country. Somewhat mysteriously, the name ‘Pink Sunburst’ now seems to be the preferred name, but the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants stipulates that this is simply a synonym of the original name.
Synonyms: C. ‘African Sunset’, C. ‘Pink Sunburst’, C. ‘Technicolor’
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