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Chatéi discolor

Canna ‘Chatéi discolor’
(Foliage Group)

ORIGIN CHATÉ Emile, 1862
HEIGHT Tall, 2-3 metres
FOLIAGE Green and purple variegated
FORM Spreading

Canna ‘Chatéi discolor’ is a tall Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured purple; flowers are erect, self-coloured crimson, staminodes are long and narrow, partial self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
1862. Breeder: E. Chaté et fils, sentier Saint-Antoine, Saint-Mandé, Paris, France, EU.
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems purple, very robust, 3¼ ft. to nearly 5 ft. high. Leaves thick and firm, of a deep green, finely rayed and margined with purple. Flowers blood-red, well-formed. Rootstocks conical, of medium size. A very shy bloomer.
Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1881
Chatéi discolor No details, just the name and price.
Thompson's Gardener's Assistant, Edited by Thomas Moore, 1892
4 to 5 feet in height, with massive deep green purple-veined foliage, and bearing conspicuous masses of blood-red or crimson flowers. One of the best.