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Canna jacobiniflora T. Koyama & Nob. Tanaka

Wild Canna

ORIGIN Introduced in 1985
HEIGHT Small, under 1 metre
FORM Branching

Canna jacobiniflora T. Koyama & Nob. Tanaka is a small species; green foliage, small, oval shaped, branching habit; triangular stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and also true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.

This is a wild species that has not adapted to a temperate climate and its winters. It is used to growing 52 weeks of the year and if you cannot bring it indoors over a cold winter to continue growing there, then it is pointless trying to treat it like a cultivar, as it will not survive such treatment.

Canna jacobiniflora
Claines Canna Collection 2006
A recent discovery by Dr Tanaka, growing wild in Argentina. Scarlet coloured flowers over green leaves. Size: Medium Flower: Scarlet hooded blooms Foliage: Green Origin: Discovered by Dr. Nobuyuki Tanaka in 1985 growing wild in Argentina.