Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen

Canna ‘Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen’

syn Graf Herzog Ernest Ludwig von Hessen
(Crozy Group)

Height Medium
Foliage Dark
Form Branching
Flower Orange
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Average
Awards RHS Award of Merit (Cannell 1901)

Canna ‘Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; dark foliage, ovoid shaped, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured orange, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals purple, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, 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 purple; tillering is average.

References
RHS Journal of 1901-2
RHS Award of Merit (Cannell 1901)
RHS Journal of 1907-8
8O. Grosshorzog Ernst Ludwig (Dammann), A.M. 1901.— G.

Orange-red with deeper spots; flower very large; petals broad; truss large; foliage green and rich crimson; 3 feet. A fine variety, the flower approaching in size and form those of the 0. [Italian] varieties.

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RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley.
Gladiolus-flowered, dark foliage and orange flowers.