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Musafolia Rubra

Canna ‘Musafolia Rubra’

(Musafolia Group)

Origin ANNÉE Théodore 
Height Tall
Foliage Green
Form Spreading
Flower Red
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Musafolia Rubra’ is a tall cultivar; dark green foliage, very large, broadly oblong shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured salmon-red, staminodes are small, edges regular, style is red, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
Introduced 1862.
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems dark red, 6½ ft. high. Leaves dark purple-red, oval, very large. Flowers small, salmon-red. Rootstocks very tender, with fibrous roots. Neglected as too tender and not sufficiently distinct from several other varieties, such as C. Chatei-grandis, etc.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A tall Musafolia specimen, with orange-red flowers over dark leaves.
Size: Tall
Flower: Orange red
Foliage: Brown