D. Karchesky

Orange Perfection

Canna ‘Orange Perfection’

(Foliage Group)

Height Tall
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Orange
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Orange Perfection’ is a tall Foliage Group cultivar; green foliage, large, oval shaped, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured orange, staminodes are narrow, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, good 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 prolific.

Canna ‘Orange Perfection’ D. Karchesky
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(T) small orange flowers, early, tough.
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Flowers nasturtium orange fading to yellow towards the edge. Leaves green. Medium.
Aaron’s Bulb Farm Internet October, 2000
Orange flowers, green leaves, 4-9 feet, 3 for $5.95.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) A tall leafy Canna that is useful as a background plant and produces smallish orange flowers. Flowering starts earl. It grows very tall and has been known to top 3m (10ft) high in generous soil conditions with warmth and water. It is touch and is likely to be one of the hardier types for over wintering outside. 4A
Royal Horticultural Society, England – Canna Trial 2002
To 75cm, fls pale orange.
French Grown Stock
1.3m. Green foliage. Orange flower.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Flowers nasturtium-orange (RHS 25C), fading into yellow towards the edge, leaves green, height up to 80 cm.