Canna ‘India Prince’
Origin JOHNSON Johnny K.
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Canna ‘India Prince’ is a small Foliage Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; round main stems, coloured red; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured deep-crimson, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is prolific.
Grown primarily for its foliage, ‘India Prince’ has red edges to its large, bright, wavy, green leaves. When younger the leaves have a dusky blush which vanishes as they mature.
JJ originally wanted to call this ‘Taj Mahal’ and told of how he was asked what the name meant. He replied that it was a palace of an Indian Prince. That name was more popular and won the day with nurserymen.