Thor Dalebö.

Eileen Gallo

Canna ‘Eileen Gallo’

syns. Eileen Gail, Eileen Gale, Elaine Gallow, Ellen Gallow
(Crozy Group)

ORIGIN HAGER Ben
HEIGHT Small, under 1 metre
FOLIAGE Green and purple variegated
FORM Branching
FLOWER Pink

Canna ‘Eileen Gallo’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green + purple; flowers are open, pale pink and apricot, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals yellow, 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 purple; tillering is average.

Mr Hager is renowned primarily as a highly successful breeder of Iris and Hemerocallis, so we are grateful that he has produced such a fine hybrid for canna enthusiasts.

Our earliest reference to this specimen is David Clulow, 2001.

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