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North Star Ermine

Canna ‘North Star Ermine’

syn Ermine
(Crozy Group)

Origin Rev. WALLACE Curt
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower White
Blooming Average bloomer
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘North Star Ermine’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; dark green foliage, broadly oblong shaped, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; clusters of flowers are open, self-coloured light-cream, throat pale yellow, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals green, fully self-cleaning, average 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 white; tillering is slow.

Images courtesy of Alice Harris
Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., 2000
This Rev. Curt Wallace hybrid is still regarded as the closest to white (as judged by a team of color-blind nurserymen) that is available in the Canna family. This 3′ tall clumper is topped all summer with very large creamy-white flowers, flushed with pale yellow toward the center of each flower. ‘Ermine’ will allow designers to create some exciting and distinctive new color combinations in the summer garden. We are excited to make available this very rare and sought after hybrid. $22
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) White flowers.
Karchesky & Alice Harris, Internet November, 2002
Ermine’ is an excellent white. Plant in full sun, fertile soil, fertilize often and give ample water. It may start off creamy…but in summer it should be a true white.

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