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Ace of Spades

Canna ‘Ace of Spades’
(Crozy Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FOLIAGE Dark green
FORM Branching
FLOWERING Good bloomer

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; dark green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are open, self-coloured red, throat orange-red, staminodes are large, edges serrated, stamen is orange-yellow, style is gold with cerise stripes, petals green, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.

Our earliest reference to this specimen is Anne Glancy, Burke’s Backyard Article, 2002. write…

Canna Ace of Spades is one of the darkest of the red cannas that I grow.

When the dark blackish red flowers appear, they are quite a sight to behold, they open from dark blackish colored buds also.

This is a short to medium growing canna reaching up to 1.2 meters tall when in flower.

The foliage on these canna plants is green with a dark burgundy colored margin.

This burgundy coloring also carries back onto the leaf over lapping the margin, and the stems on this cultivar are colored a dark burgundy also.

Because it’s one of the shorter growing cannas its perfect for the front of a Perennial border or as a potted plant on your balcony or patio.

Where ever this is grown the unusual colored flowers are sure to catch the eye.