Credit E.Turc


Canna ‘Lolita’

(Crozy Group)

Origin Ernest Turc
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Red
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Flowering June/July/August/September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Good

Canna ‘Lolita’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; mid green foliage, elliptical shaped, acute apex, transparent margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, carmine with a narrow pale yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, edges lightly frilled, stamen is saffron-yellow with carmine spots, style is primrose-yellow and carmine, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, flowers in June until frosts in northern temperate zone, 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 pink; tillering is good.

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Hart Canna, 2003, Internet January 2003
A new variety from France. Carmine red flowers with a yellow edge. Green foliage. Medium height. £8.00 for pack of 3 rhizomes.