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Canna ‘Aristote’
syn. Tropical Rose, Japanese Rose
(Miniature Group)

ORIGIN Truffaut, 1949
HEIGHT Miniature
FORM Spreading
FLOWERING Average bloomer

Canna ‘Aristote’ is a miniature sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, spreading habit; round main stems, coloured green; flowers are cupped, self-coloured pink, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, self-pollinating , not true to type, capsules globose.

This attractive cultivar was grown as a border edging at Kew Gardens for several years.

Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) The flower colour of this cultivar is a silvery pink, appearing quite dark in the shade but glistening almost white in the sun. The petals are slightly cupped and the leaves are green. Available from Pierre Turc in France
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Flowers pink. Leaves green. Small.
Hart Canna, 2001, Catalogue
Syn. ‘Tropical Rose’. Very short. Green foliage. Strong pink flowers. Grown as a border edging at Kew Gardens for the past few years. £9.50 for 3 rhizomes.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
G. Truffaut, 1949; flowers pink, leaves green, height over 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A classic patio plant, small in height but a prolific grower providing colour from early summer through until the first frosts. Single pink flowers are clustered in terminal spikes and held perfectly above the green leaves. Size: Small in height, prolific grower. Height 60-75cm (24-30in). Flower: Single flowers clustered in terminal spikes. Flowers of deep rose pink, which are held perfectly above the leaves. Flowers summer and early autumn. Foliage: Produces lush, arching green foliage.

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