Canna ‘Louis Cayeux’
syn Louise Cayeaux
Origin CAYEUX H.
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM), 2002
Canna ‘Louis Cayeux’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, elliptical shaped, transparent margin, spreading habit; triangular main stems, coloured green; flowers are open, self-coloured salmon, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, 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 average.
For over 100 years the veritable French nurserymen Cayeaux Iris have been breeding great Iris cultivars, but what is not so well known is that for many years they were also renowned breeders and showers of cannas.
In 2002 this cultivar earned the ‘Award of Garden Merit’ at the R.H.S. trials at Wisley, where it was much admired.