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Canna ‘Tropical Fantasy’



A medium Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage; flowers are open, red, self-cleaning, good bloomer. Introduced by Brian Williams of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Canna ‘Spiderman’


When discussing his architectural specimens, the American Canna hybridist Brian Williams confided that, “These are not the regular cannas most people look for but I find them useful and thought I would offer them for sale. I use these varieties as a back drop for my other cannas. Tall growing with flowers held high above the foliage, they all of these are 7ft tall and up.” Amongst these cultivars he includes Canna ‘Spiderman’.
Mr Williams confided that, “This has a unique look to it, growing 9ft (2.9m) tall with bright small red flowers and bluish green leaves, each with a distinctive red border. Easy to grow, and lots of flowers and seeds. “

Canna ‘Romance’


Released in 2005 by Mr Brian Williams, the well known Canna hybridiser from Louisville, Kentucky, USA, was Canna ‘Romance’.

Brian described the new culivar as being “A dwarf to 4 feet tall with dark purple foliage. The flowers have a mixture of colours from orange to pink that change with age. It is self cleaning and is a great bloomer. “

Canna ‘Momma Wanda’


Released in 2005 by Mr Brian Williams, the well known Canna hybridizer from Louisville, Kentucky, USA, was Canna ‘Momma Wanda’.

Brian confided that “This canna was named after my mother, Wanda. The flowers look much different than most cannas. The flowers have round shaped petals with an orange-pink flower, set of by an exotic, speckled, yellow center.”
My own comment is that this is a perplexing cultivar; it has the large, pronounced male stamen of the Italian Group, but the lip is smaller than the staminodes, just like a Crozy Group cultivar. Italso complies with the requirements of the Premier Group, having a full, circular flower without gaps between staminodes. My own guess would be that this is a triploid, and is infertile.

Canna ‘Kentucky Copperhead’


When discussing his architectural specimens, the American Canna hybridist Brian Williams confided that “These are not the regular cannas most people look for but I find them useful and thought I would offer them in the spring. I use these varieties as a back drop for my other cannas. Tall growing with flowers held high above the foliage, they all of them are 7ft tall and up.” Amongst these cultivars he includes Canna ‘Kentucky Copperhead’.
Mr Williams described it as being “A tall grower to about 8 ft with very large dark maroon leaves. The flowers are small but flowers in clusters. The flowers range from pink to peach and orange.”

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Canna ‘Katana’


When discussing his architectural specimens, the American Canna hybridist Brian Williams confided that “These are not the regular cannas most people look for but I find them useful and thought I would offer them in the spring. I use these varieties as a back drop for my other cannas. Tall growing with flowers held high above the foliage, they all of these are 7ft tall and up.” Amongst these cultivars he includes Canna ‘Katana’.

Mr Williams stated, “This canna grows to about 7ft tall with dark purple to maroon leaves. The flowers are a peach color with yellow streaking. It is self cleaning and produces tons of flowers. ”


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Canna ‘Flamingo Flight’


When discussing his architectural specimens, the American Canna hybridist Brian Williams confided that “These are not the regular cannas most people look for but I find them useful and thought I would offer them in the spring. I use these varieties as a back drop for my other cannas. Tall growing with flowers held high above the foliage, they all of these are 7ft tall and up.” Amongst these cultivars he includes Canna ‘Flamingo Flight’.

Mr Williams went on to describe this cultivar as, “A taller growing canna, up to about 8 feet tall. Great for in the background, this canna produces tons of bright pink, with white streaks, flowers above its bright green foliage.”