Blooming Good bloomer
Canna ‘Extase’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, large, oval shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green; triangular flower stems, coloured green; clusters of flowers are open, self-coloured salmon, staminodes are large, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is slow.
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(M) aptly named, large flowers with wavy petals, lovely shade of pale pink, exquisite overall effect.
Slightly glaucous green foliage with large fleshy leaves. Very large and heavy Salmon Pink
flowers. Medium height.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This lovely French cultivar has very full compact heads of large flowers with wavy petals. It is an exquisite shade of pale salmon-pink with slightly ruffled petals giving an exquisite overall effect. It is a stocky, well-behaved plant with slightly glaucous green leaves. Quite widely available.
“Ecstasy” – an example of a Canna
which deserves to be much more widely known. Imagine ‘President
’; a big stocky green plant with heavy showy flowers, and thick leather green foliage right down to ground level, but with salmon-coloured flowers instead of red, and you have it. ‘President
’ is grown everywhere, yet you never see ‘Extase’. If you grow ‘President
’ as a centrepiece, then try ‘Extase’ – it won’t disappoint you. £8.00 for 3 rhizomes.
French Grown Stock
0.8m. Green foliage. cyclamen rose.
KAVB International Canna
Checklist, September 2004
Flowers cyclamen-pink, spotted carmine, leaves green, height over 80 cm.