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Dolly Gay

Canna ‘Dolly Gay’

syns Polly Gay
(Premier Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FOLIAGE Dark green
FORM Branching

Canna ‘Dolly Gay’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; dark green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, cardinal-red with a narrow cream margin, throat cream with cardinal-red spots, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
Flowers are a solid tomato-red and shaped like a small cymbidium orchid. In the throat the colour breaks up into red blotches over cream and eventually becomes pure cream. Petals have a fine cream margin. Similar to ‘Cheerfulness’ but darker.
Aloha Tropicals, Internet October, 2001
As ‘Polly Gay’. Sitting atop dark green foliage are Polly’s fiery red flowers that are splashed with yellow along the edges and throat. Height 3 to 4 feet. $9.95