Canna ‘Independence’ is a medium sized Conservatory Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, transparent margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured lemon (RHS 9A), staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is primrose-yellow, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, low 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.
The cultivar is a very slow at tillering, and so is in short supply and is very difficult to obtain.
(M) The large, lemon-yellow flowers are copiously produced. It has green leaves with transparent margins. This cultivar is shy at producing rhizomes, so is often difficult to obtain. It was raised by Longwood Gardens in 1977.