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Canna ‘Burbank’

syns. Epiphany, Sunshine, Sunshine Yellow
(Italian Group)(Aquatic Group)

ORIGIN Luther Burbank, 1896
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Upright
FLOWERING Good bloomer
AWARDS 1907 RHS Award of Merit

Canna ‘Burbank’ is a medium sized aquatic Italian Group cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; green foliage, ovoid shaped, upright habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are cupped, yellow with red spots, staminodes are large, edges irregular, stamen is yellow, petals green, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is prolific.

Although a contemporary of CannaAustria’, this cultivar differs by being closer to the wild species Canna flaccida in its behaviour. In tropical climates this cultivar could become a thug, as it is so prolific. This makes it great for Northern European climates where it thrives in a more controlled way.

Brunning's Catalogue, 1906
Deep green foliage, large flowers, light yellow, inner petals deep yellow, spotted with bronze.
RHS Award of Merit (Cannell, Froebel, J. Veitch 1907)
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley. Orchid flowered, yellow marked with red, green foliage.
Cassells Dictionary of Practical Gardening, Walter P. Wright, 1910
Italian, or Orchid-like yellow flowers with green foliage. Note: Named Burbankii
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
Orchoides. Burbank. 4½ feet. A giant in size. Canary-yellow with throat spotted crimson. Note: Implies green foliage.
Name accepted and listed.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Yellow with spots in the throat. Green upright foliage. Size: Medium, 1m-1.3m (3’3″-4’4″) Flower: Yellow with fine red spots. Foliage: Light green, upright and vigorous. Origin: Luther Burbank, California, USA, 1896. Awards: 1907 RHS Award of Merit.


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