Aurantiaca splendida

Canna ‘Aurantiaca splendida’
(Foliage Group)

ORIGIN Jardin de la ville de Paris, 1864
HEIGHT Giant, over 3 metres
FOLIAGE Green
FORM Upright
FLOWER Orange

Canna ‘Aurantiaca splendida’ is a giant Foliage Group cultivar; green foliage, very large, upright habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are erect, self-coloured orange, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.

References
Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
1864. Breeder: Jardin de la ville de Paris
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems green, downy. rather thick, 6½ ft. to over 8 ft. high. Leaves oval, erect, 2 ft. 4 ins, to 2¾ ft. long and 1 ft. wide, with very prominent membranes. Flowers in September, orange, well-formed, and of a good size. Rootstocks small. A very vigorous-growing variety.

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