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Orange Punch

Canna ‘Orange Punch’

(Crozy Group)

Origin KELLY Kent
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Orange
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Orange Punch’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, elliptical shaped, branching habit; round main stems, coloured green; hanging panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured tangerine-orange, throat yellow with tangerine-orange spots, staminodes are small, edges irregular, fully self-cleaning, outstanding 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 and pink; tillering is prolific.

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., 2000
Amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it! These are just a few of the comments from visitors about this new Kent Kelly hybrid. Canna ‘Orange Punch’ is a compact fast-multiplying Canna, topped from spring until frost with intense bright orange flowers with a yellow throat. From its C. iridiflora background, the flowers are held in long pendant racemes instead of the typical upright spikes. If you like bright gaudy colors, this unique new Canna will quickly become one of your favourites. $12.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) The colour of this cultivar is reminiscent of a well-known canned, fizzy orange drink (not well known to me!). The rich orange blends into yellow in the throat. It has a long season of flower and is entirely self-cleaning. In hot, dry conditions, the stems are inclined to droop with the weight of flowers, a trait avoided by keeping the plant well watered. The foliage is green.
Intensely rich brilliant orange (tangerine) blending into a yellow throat. Full season bloomer that is totally self cleaning. The green elliptical lance leaves grow to 2·5 or 3 feet. Keep the plant slightly moist to prevent the heavy laden blossoms from yawing in the heat.
Brent & Becky’s Bulbs, Summer 2002, Internet
This totally self cleaning cultivar has rich tangerine flowers which blend into a yellow throat; green elliptical lance shaped leaves grow to 2½ to 3 ft. 1 for $3, 5 for $12
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Raiser Kent Kelly. Bright orange flowers with a yellow throat. Flowers in long pendant racemes. (Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, North Carolia, USA. 5 Feb 2002)
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A medium sized, self-cleaning cultivar with green leaves and tangerine orange blooms, blending with a yellow throat.
Size: 100-120cm (3’3″‘-4’)
Flower: Tangerine orange blending with a yellow throat
Foliage: Green
Origin: Hybridiser was Kent Kelly, USA.