Canna ‘Russian Lance’

A medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, lanceolate shaped, maroon margin, arching habit; triangular stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are erect, orange with a pink blush, staminodes are long and narrow, edges irregular, 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 purple; tillering is slow.

Introduced by Malcolm Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Worcester, England, EU in 2003. Breeding is C. ‘Russian Red’ x open.

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