Canna ‘Atropurpurea’
(Foliage Group)

ORIGIN ANNÉE Théodore, 1864
HEIGHT Medium 1-2 metres
FORM Branching

Canna ‘Atropurpurea’ is a small Foliage Group cultivar; bronze foliage, small, oval shaped, branching habit; round stems, coloured reddish; flowers are erect, self-coloured red-orange, staminodes are large, edges regular, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
1864. Breeder: Théodore Année, Passy, France, EU
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems very small and downy, of a reddish hue, and not exceeding 3½ ft. in height. Leaves small, recurved, of an almost black colour. Flowers rather large, of a reddish golden-brown. Rootstocks small, cylindrical, closely crowded around the plant. This variety seeds well and freely.