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Chatéi Grandis

Canna ‘Chatéi Grandis’
(Foliage Group)

ORIGIN CHATÉ Emile, 1862
HEIGHT Giant, over 3 metres
FORM Upright
FLOWERING Low bloomer

Canna ‘Chatéi grandis’ is a giant Foliage Group cultivar; purple foliage, very large, broadly oblong shaped, upright habit; oval stems, coloured purple; flowers are erect, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals purple with farina, low bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 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,
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems brownish-purple, 6½ ft. high, when not divided year after year. Leaves at first erect, afterwards deflected throughout their entire length and spreading very much, 2 ft. 4 ins. long and 1 ft. wide. Flowers late, crimson, in a handsome panicle. Rootstocks brown, conical, very short. Ripens its seeds well.