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Percy Lancaster

Canna ‘Percy Lancaster’

syns. African Scarlet Speckle, Color Clown, Gaiety, Sunset
(Crozy Group)

ORIGIN Sydney Percy-Lancaster
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Branching
FLOWER Multi-coloured

Canna ‘Percy Lancaster’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, white margin, branching habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, yellow heavily spotted with red, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round.

Named by the breeder for his father, Mr Percy Lancaster who founded the Alipore Canna Collection in the early 1890’s.

Discovered growing in Southern Africa and introduced to the US market under the name of Canna ‘African Scarlet Speckle’

Sydney Percy-Lancaster, In an Indian Garden, 1927
Large rich rose cerise. Green leaves. 100cm. Blooms yellow heavily spotted red. Recommended for exhibition.
Dr. Khoshoo & Dr. I. Guha: Evolution of Cultivated Canna 1966
x generalis, tall (80-160cm), foliage green, broad staminodia (5-7 cm) spotted. In the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India
Claines Canna Collection 2001
Yellow, heavily spotted with red. Breeder: S. Percy-Lancaster, Alipore Cannas, Calcutta, India