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Cleopatré

Canna ‘Cleopatré’
(Crozy Group)

ORIGIN CROZY Antoine, 1895
HEIGHT Small, under 1 metre
FOLIAGE Green
FORM Spreading
FLOWER Orange
FLOWERING Average bloomer

Canna ‘Cleopatré’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, orange-yellow with a yellow margin, throat orange, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.

Fades to a pink colour, luckily the fresh orange colour lasts for several days.

References
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) An elegant cultivar with medium-sized, orange flowers with faint gently rippled, yellow edges. The petals are narrow, giving a delicate butterfly-like effect. It has green foliage. This French cultivar is totally different to ‘Cleopatra
Hart Canna, 2001, Catalogue
Short, green foliage, orange flower. Good pot plant. (n.b. Not ‘Cleopatra’, which is different). £7.50 for 3 rhizomes.