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Canna ‘Indiana’

syn Lesotho Lil
(Italian Group)

Origin WINTZER Antoine, USA
Height Tall
Foliage Green
Form Spreading
Flower Orange
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Indiana’ is a tall Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, large, oblong shaped, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green; triangular flower stems, coloured green; flowers are self-coloured orange, edges lightly frilled, petals purple, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.

Canna Indiana was documented as being in the Alipore Canna Collection when it was taken to Africa by Sydney Percy-Lancaster on his retirement.

Photographs courtesy of Acre Meadow Plants

Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
Orchoides. Indiana. 6 feet. Glistening golden orange.
Dr. Khoshoo & Dr. I. Guha: Evolution of Cultivated Canna 1966
x orchiodes, tall (80-160cm), foliage green, broad staminodia (5-7 cm) self coloured. In the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India.