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Canna ‘Libération’

(Italian Group)

Origin Vilmorin-Andrieux, France
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Orange
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Libération’ is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; dark green foliage, oval-acuminate shaped, white margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured purple; triangular flower stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, self-coloured yellow-orange, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.

Canna ‘Libération’
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(M) 1920 warm apricot-large flowers.
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Vilmorin-Andrieux 1920. Large tidy flowers which are ochre-orange and streaked with various shades of orange and yellow. Green foliage. Tall, typically 1·5m.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This lovely Canna seems to have a whole series of colours within is large flowers. Overall it is a warm apricot but there is a pale candyfloss-pink feathering and darker orange within the throat. The older flowers fade to a paler tint, giving yet another colour-way. The buds and stems are a sallow purple covered in a white farina, which gives a soft, almost lavender colour, contrasting well with the flowers. It has plain, narrowish, green foliage. Raised in 1920 by Vilmorin-Andrieux and available from specialist nurseries, particularly in France.
French Grown Stock
0.9m. Green foliage. Flowers luminous yellow.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920; flowers ochre-orange, leaves green, height over 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Green leafed, medium sized attractive border plant with orange blooms, streaked with various shades of orange and yellow.
Size: 100-120cm (3’3″‘-4’)
Flower: Orange, streaked with various shades of orange and yellow.
Foliage: Green
Origin: Hybridiser Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920.