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Little Billee

Canna ‘Little Billee’

(Crozy Group)

Origin Pierson
Height Small
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Multi-coloured
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Little Billee’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; clusters of flowers are open, red with a wide yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is slow.

Canna ‘Little Billie’
Theophilus Hatfield, Garden & Forest, 1896
Among yellow-banded Cannas of the Crozy group, CannaQueen Charlotte’, of last year, took a leading position. But the specialist has been at work in the mean time, and will introduce Canna ‘Little Billee’ as an improved seedling from Queen Charlotte. It is dwarfer and said to be superior for massing. Under glass it certainly is a most attractive variety, and, compared with Queen Charlotte, it is slightly deeper in tone.