Origin ARMSTRONG Robert, Longwood Gardens.
Blooming Good bloomer
Canna ‘Lenape’ is a medium sized Conservatory Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, transparent margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; triangular flower stems, coloured green; flowers are cupped, yellow (RHS 12A-C) heavily spotted with red (RHS 33A), staminodes are large, edges regular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, good 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 average.
Canna ‘Lenape’ cannot receive the AGM recommended to it in the 2002 RHS Canna Trials until it is available for purchase in the UK.
Bright yellow flowers with red spots, green foliage.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) Yet another of the Longwood Cannas raised in 1984. This one has funnel-shaped flowers of bright golden-yellow heavily peppered with large, red spots. Petals are spooned. It has green leaves with transparent margins.
Royal Horticultural Society, England – Canna
AGM after trial at Wisley 2002 from Longwood Gardens
. Yellow flowers spotted with red.
KAVB International Canna
Checklist, September 2004
Main colour of flower yellow (RHS 12A-C) with red (RHS 33A) stippels, hybridized by R.J. Armstrong, USA and registered by: Longwood Gardens
Summary: An AGM winner in 2002, a medium sized clump of green foliage, with transparent margins. Funnel-shaped flowers of bright golden-yellow are heavily peppered with large red spots. A true winner.
Size: Medium height.
Flower: Funnel-shaped flowers of bright golden-yellow heavily peppered with large, red spots. Petals are spooned.
Foliage: Green leaves with transparent margins.
Origin: Hybridised by Longwood Gardens
, USA in 1984.
‘Lenape’ cannot receive the AGM recommended to it in the 2002 RHS Canna Trials
until it is available for purchase in the UK.
We purchased ours in 2004 from Cotswold Garden Centre as a packaged rhizome from Dutch growers and we would presume that this constraint will be lifted shortly, and the award will be granted unreservedly.