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Alipore Beauty

Canna ‘Alipore Beauty’
(Crozy Group)

ORIGIN Sydney Percy-Lancaster
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Spreading

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; flowers are self-coloured rose, edges regular, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating, capsules round.

Raised by the Canna guru of India, Mr Sydney Percy-Lancaster, over 50 years as the Secretary of the Royal Agro-Horticultural Society of India. His father, Percey Lancaster, started breeding the Alipore Cannas in 1892. This plant was in the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India in 1966, and is still available in that country.

Our earliest reference to this specimen is Sydney Percy-Lancaster, An Amateur in an Indian Garden, 1927.