Canna ‘Maudie Malcolm’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; round main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured cerise-pink, throat ivory, staminodes are large, edges frilled, petals red, fully self-cleaning, average 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 and pink.
Aaron’s Bulb Farm Internet October, 2000
This was developed as an hybridized seedling of the classic old variety ‘Der Rosenkavalier’. Its long lasting porcelain pink blossoms have clean habits, the old ones falling free and leaving the new cluster looking fresh. Prolific, with rapidly spreading rhizomes, and roots hardy enough to take temperatures down to zero. The four-foot stalks bloom continuously from early spring until frost. This plant was listed as the greatest plant in the Jan. 87 issue of Flower and Garden. Price $39.00
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) Rich cerise-pink flowers are quite rounded with very delicately frilled edges to the petals. The flower centre is ivory and the reverse of the petals is almost white. It is reasonably compact and has a self-cleaning habit. Available in the USA, having been developed as a seedling from ‘Rosenkavalier’ by Patrick Malcolm of TyTy.
Summary: A medium sized plant with green foliage and rich cerise-pink flowers.
Size: 1.2m (4′)
Flower: Rich cerise-pink flowers are quite rounded with very delicately frilled edges to the petals. The flower centre is ivory and the reverse of the petal is almost white. It is reasonably compact and has a self-cleaning habit.
Foliage: Green leaves.
Origin: One version from Patrick Malcolm states that it is a seedling from Canna ‘Rosenkavalier’ , and another by his associate states that it is Canna ‘Pride of India’ x open. Believe what you will.
Aaron’s Bulb Farm Internet October, 2007
Maudie Malcolm – 4ft. This hybrid canna resulted from a backcross of “Pride of India”, and the lavender flowers appear a full month before any other hybrid, and then continue until December frosts in South Georgia. Many canna growers consider this hybrid to be the best of all, and its introduction as the “greatest” appeared in the Jan 1987 issue of Flower And Garden magazine.