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Canna ‘Jupiter’

(Premier Group)

Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Red
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Jupiter’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; triangular flower stems, coloured green; flowers are open, scarlet with a narrow yellow margin, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, not 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 pink and purple; tillering is prolific.

This is a heritage plant that featured in the 1906 RHS Canna Indoor Trials, without an award. Unfortunately, a cultivar with the same name is registered as having been bred by Georges Truffaut in 1952; flowers reddish carmine, leaves green, height over 80cm.

RHS Journal of 1907-8
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
Rich red flowers; immense deep, purple leaves 1 foot wide and 3 feet long.
The Garden for Expert and Amateur, Edited by E.T. Ellis, 1930
No description, just one of a list of recommended varieties.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Richest glistening scarlet, faintly edged golden yellow; foliage green. Not self-cleaning.
Size: 80-100cm tall, forms 40cm wide clumps.
Flower: Scarlet, faintly edged golden yellow.
Foliage: Verdant green.