Heinrich Seidal

Canna ‘Heinrich Seidal’

(Crozy Group)

Origin SPRENGER Karl
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Spreading
Flower Red
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Heinrich Seidal’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, red with a yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, 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 purple; tillering is average.

RHS Journal of 1898-9
RHS Journal of 1907-8
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley.
Gladiolus-flowered, green foliage and red flowers edged with yellow.
Cassells Dictionary of Practical Gardening, Walter P. Wright, 1910
Italian, or Orchid-like red flower with a yellow border, spotted purple.
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(T) yellow flowers with orange feathering.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) When in bloom, this cultivar is quite striking – the bright canary-yellow flowers have deep orange centres and delicate feathering—however, it can be disappointing due to the lateness of the flowering. The apple-green foliage is clean and attractive. Raised by Damann and Veitch before 1898. It is not widely available.
Rivendell Botanic Garden, List January 2001
Flowers yellow with a red splash; green leaves.
French Grown Stock
0.8m. Green foliage. No flower description.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A medium sized growing bush with tall yellow flowers with apricot/orange blotches.
Size: Medium height, throws 3-4 good stems each year.
Flower: Yellow flowers with orange/apricot bltches. Lasts only for a day before it collapses into a floppy state, gradually deteriorating over several days, before it falls off… thankfully.
Foliage: Green, upright leaves,
Origin: Raised by M. Spenger of the establishment of Dammann and Son at Giovanni Teduccio, near to Naples, Italy. C. ‘ Heinrich Seidal’ was introduced in 1895.

One of the many synonyms for this cultivar is ‘Florence Vaughan’. That is actually a yellow flower with red spots and cannot reasonably be confused with this cultivar.
Rhizome: CPod: N Pollen: Y
Category: x orchiodes