Autumn Gold

Canna ‘Autumn Gold’
(Crozy Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FOLIAGE Glaucous green
FORM Upright
FLOWER Multi-coloured

Canna ‘Autumn Gold’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are cream and pink, edges regular, labellum is pink, style is pink, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is prolific.

Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) Although I have only seen this in one USA collection, it is a distinct cultivar. The tall habit and grayish-green, lance-shaped leaves would suggest that is has C. glauca in its parentage. The flowers are medium-sized and quite upright, with narrow petals. The overall colour is cream with a touch of pink, accentuated by a curling pink lip and a prominent pink stigma. The effect is quite elegant. If it has C. glauca in its parentage, it is likely that this would perform as a water Canna. It was introduced by Johnny Johnson in the late 1990’s. Breeder: Johnny K. Johnson
Rivendell Botanic Garden, List January 2001
Small yellow with pink stripes; green leaves, tall, fat rhizomes