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Annei Rosea

CannaAnnei Rosea’
(Foliage Group)

PARENTAGE unknown x Annei
HEIGHT Tall, 2-3 metres
FOLIAGE Dark green
FORM Upright
FLOWERING Late bloomer

CannaAnnei Rosea’ is a tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark green foliage, very large, lanceolate shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; round stems; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured carmine-rose, staminodes are narrow, edges irregular, stamen yellow; petals red, not self-cleaning, late bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured pink and purple; tillering is prolific.

The flowers are few and late, and this is primarily a foliage plant, with leaves averaging about 2 ft. 4 ins long.

Our earliest reference to this specimen is Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867.