Canna ‘Aphrodite (2)’
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FOLIAGE Dark (137A)
FLOWERING Good bloomer
AWARDS RHS AGM
This cultivar has a naming conflict with an earlier plant, still in cultivation in Southern Europe and Austra-Asia, but not in the USA.
Canna ‘Aphrodite (2)’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; dark (137A) foliage, oblong shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; round stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured salmon, staminodes are large, labellum is pink (51A), stamen is pink, petals red, 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.
This excellent cultivar was awarded the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS after the Canna Trial held at Wisley in 2002. The plant was submitted by Hart Cannas, England.
Our earliest reference to this specimen is Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. September 2000.