syns. Epiphany, Sunshine, Sunshine Yellow
(Italian Group)(Aquatic Group)
ORIGIN Luther Burbank, 1896
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
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 Canna ‘Austria’, 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.