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Musafolia Peruviana

Canna ‘Musafolia Peruviana’

syn peruviana
(Musafolia Group)

Origin CHATÉ Emile
Height Tall
Foliage Green
Form Spreading
Flower Orange
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Musafolia Peruviana’ is a tall cultivar; light green foliage, very large, broadly oblong shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green + purple; spikes of flowers are cupped, red-orange with orange-red spots, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, labellum is gold flecked, stamen is gold with orange markings, style is orange, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is prolific.

This does not normally flower in northern climates, but if kept growing over the winter in a heated greenhouse or conservatory it will happily bloom either in late spring or the following late summer.

Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
Introduced 1862.
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems green and downy, 5 ft. to 6½ ft. high. Leaves very large, wide, light green. Flowers small, orange. Rootstocks very small.