Category Archives: Canna

Cultivars and seed – DRAFT


Some interesting reading of late. It appears that a cultivar may be propagated sexually or asexually.
Cultivars may be produced from seed and therefore may exhibit some variation in traits other than that for which the selection was made. For example, Lavandula angustifoliaMunstead Dwarf’ is a lavender selected for its dwarf habit. Even if seed grown, all plants so named should not exceed 18 inches in height, but may show slight variation in flower or foliage colour, habit, etc.
In order for all Munstead cultivars to be identical, or clones, they would have to be propagated asexually from cuttings. Many people do not realize that ‘cultivar‘ is not synonymous with ‘clone.’

 

Canna ‘Tropical Rose’, it’s main attribute is its size. 

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Canna ‘Triumph’


A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are medium size, edges regular; fertile both ways, not true to type or self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.

Introduced by Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA. Not to be confused with C. ‘Triomphe’, which was a later introduction. This fine cultivar featured in the 1907 and 1908 RHS Canna Trials, but without award.

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Canna ‘Tarrytown’


A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured purple; flowers are red streaked with burnt-red, edges ruffled, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.
Introduced by Luther Burbank, California, USA in 1896.

Canna ‘Tangelo’


A small Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, spreading habit; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured saffron-yellow, staminodes are medium size, edges lightly frilled, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.

Introduced by Kent Kelly, Quality Gladiolus, Arkansas, USA.

Canna ‘Südfunk’


A small Crozy Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are medium size, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules ellipsoid; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by W. Pfitzer, Stadt Felbach, Stuttgart, Germany, EU in 1930.

Canna ‘Red Ribbons’


A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured burnt-red, staminodes are narrow, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple.
Introduced by Mrs Marcelle Sheppard, Texas, USA in 1995.