(Italian Group)(Variegated Group)
ORIGIN WEST B.
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FOLIAGE Variegated green and yellow
AWARDS RHS Trials 2002, awarded the covetted AGM.
Canna Bethany is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; variegated green and yellow foliage, oval-acuminate shaped, upright habit; round main stems, coloured green; flowers are open, orange (RHS 28B) with yellow (RHS 14B) blotches, staminodes are large, edges irregular, average bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is prolific.
This cultivar was discovered by Brian West, who lives on the outskirts of London, growing in his garden as a sport of C. ‘Bengal Tiger’. He named it after the name of his house. This mutation was described at the 2002 RHS Trials as C. ‘Bengal Tiger’ with a flower like C. ‘Roma’.