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Canna ‘Childsii’
(Crozy Group)

ORIGIN Childs Nursery, 1895
HEIGHT Small, under 1 metre
FOLIAGE Light green
FORM Branching
FLOWER Multi-coloured
FLOWERING Outstanding bloomer

Canna ‘Childsii’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; light green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, yellow with crimson blotches, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.

Originally marketed as “The Tiger Canna”.

Childs catalogue 1895
(The Tiger Canna) A seedling raised by us three years ago, from Crozy’s Prize Seed, and is of a dwarf habit. Its foliage is rank and of a light green shade. The plants begin to produce flowers when very small, and continue blooming very freely till frost. It also flowers freely in pots either winter or summer, and is very beautiful. The flowers are borne in large, compact panicles, are of large size and perfect shape, with broad petals, and of a bright, glossy yellow colour, thickly spotted with crimson. The most strikingly beautiful of all Cannas, except Star of 1891. There are no grander flowering plants in cultivation than these two Cannas. Strong plants 50c. each; 5 for $2.00.