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Auguste Ferrier

Canna ‘Auguste Ferrier’
syn. Red Stripe
(Foliage Group)(Variegated Group)

HEIGHT Giant, over 3 metres
FOLIAGE Green and purple variegated
FORM Upright
FLOWERING Low bloomer

Canna ‘Auguste Ferrier’ is a giant Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are erect, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, low bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round.

George Nicholson, The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, 1888.
(A. Ferrier’s). Flowers orange-red, medium-sized. Leaves very large, oval, erect, pointed, deep-green, with narrow stripes and margins of dark purplish-red. Stems green, very thick, downy. Height 10’.