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Canna Brandywine(2)

(Conservatory Group)
syn. Light Wine

HEIGHT Small , less than 65cm (2′)
FORM Branching

Canna Brandywine(2) is a small Conservatory Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, red margin, branching habit; round main stems, coloured green + purple; triangular flower stems, coloured green; clusters of flowers are open, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.

An earlier specimen with the same name competed in the 1908 outdoor Canna trials at Wisley, a Crozy Group, orange-scarlet with dark foliage. The breeder was Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA.

Photograph courtesy of Alice Harris
Plant Introductions, Robert J. Armstrong Geneticist Longwood Gardens 1967-1999
Bright red flower, green foliage. Breeder: R.J. Armstrong, of Longwood Gardens, USA
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) Flowers are orange-red with yellow centres and burnished gold on the lip. The green leaves have dark margins. It was raised by Longwood Gardens and first flowered in 1984. (This name was also used for a cultivar described in Henderson’s 1909 catalogue as having bronze leaves and red flowers, dappled crimson and edged yellow. It is believed that this earlier cultivar is no longer available). Breeder: R.J. Armstrong, of Longwood Gardens, USA
Brent & Becky’s Bulbs, Summer 2002, Internet
A dwarf cultivar from Longwood Gardens, perfect for the summer border in and amongst perennials and annuals as well as the front of the tropical garden, dark red flowers and medium green leaves.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Main colour of flower; scarlet (RHS 44B), leaf green with a red margin, hybridized by R.J. Armstrong, USA and registered by: Longwood Gardens, USA Breeder: R.J. Armstrong, of Longwood Gardens, USA
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Another special canna from the Longwood Gardens breeding programme. A small beauty with a rich red flower, and green leaves.
Karchesky and Harris 2006
Larger pretty orangish-red flowers with yellow centers and green leaves with red margins. Shorter height. Origin: Longwood Gardens Breeder: R.J. Armstrong, of Longwood Gardens, USA