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Canna ‘Mohawk’

(Italian Group)

Origin WINTZER Antoine
Height Medium
Foliage Dark
Form Upright
Flower Orange
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Mohawk’ is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; dark foliage, large, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; oval main stems, coloured purple; triangular flower stems, coloured purple; clusters of flowers are cupped, self-coloured orange, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Listed as early as 1928 in Vaughan’s, USA catalogue.

Vaughans Catalogue, 1928
Mentions Mohawk
Kelly's Plant World, California, USA. 1989
Flowers medium size, orange. Foliage bronze. Height 4-6 ft.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) A tall, strong-growing Canna with wide, bronze leaves and large, soft orange flowers. This cultivar, available in the USA, seems to be very similar to ‘Wyoming’. However, the name is established and it was listed in Vaughan’s catalogue of 1928. Without a close comparison, it is impossible to say if it is distinct.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Large brown leaves, topped by an orange flower.