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Canna ‘Meyerbeer’

(Premier Group)

Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Multi-coloured
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Meyerbeer’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; flowers are cupped, gold heavily spotted with red, 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 pink and purple; tillering is slow.

canna ‘Meyerbeer’
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(M) golden yellow with large spots, very striking and distinct.
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Yellow intensely covered with deep red spots. More red and less yellow than any other spotted Canna. Compact flower, green foliage Medium. Sets seed.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) The large, bright canary-yellow flowers of this cultivar are heavily spotted with scarlet lozenge-shaped blotches and borne over bright green leaves. It is probably he brashest of the spotted Cannas and generally admired. Fairly easy to obtain.
Rivendell Botanic Garden, List January 2001
Rich yellow spotted dark red flowers, green leaves, tall.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Flowers yellow, pointed red, leaves green, height over 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: David Clulow in Venezuela reports:
“I would rate this as one of the greatest, if not the greatest Canna. It has the most incredibly spotted flower in any Genus I have seen. The flowers are huge, open well and are held way above the disease resistant foliage. It is constantly in flower all the year around and everybody who sees it wants it. It is self-cleaning and also an excellent parent both as a female and as a male.”
Size: 80-100cm(2’7″‘-3’3″)
Flower: Golden yellow with very large deep red spots. Sometimes there are more spots than background.