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Canna ‘Perkeo’

syns Evening Star, Fatamorgana, Francis Berti, Pink Beauty
(Crozy Group)

Origin PFITZER Wilhelm
Height Small
Foliage Green
Form Upright
Flower Pink
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Perkeo’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; oval main stems, coloured green; flowers are open, cerise-pink with a narrow yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, 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 white and pink; tillering is average.

David Clulow
Syns. ‘Evening Star, ‘Fata Morgana’, ‘Francis Berti’ and ‘Pink Beauty
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
1949 (M) bright pink flowers, very compact.
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
W. Pfitzer 1949. commonly sold simply as an un-named pink. Narrow petalled dark pink flowers on a fairly short green plant, but nice for all that. The leaves are dark green and shiny (glabrous). To 1m.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) A very familiar Canna with bright pink, iris-like flowers. It is quite compact and reliable. This cultivar is sold under many other names such as ‘Evening Star’, ‘Fatamorgana and ‘Francis Berti’. Both the latter names are registered, but it is currently impossible to verify whether different cultivars actually exist. The original ‘Perkeo’ was raised by Wilhelm Pfitzer.
Podgora Gardens, Sonja Mrsich, North Island, New Zealand. Catalogue
Rich cherry-cerise. 90cm. Sets seed.
French Grown Stock
0.9m. Green foliage. Rose coloured flowers.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
W. Pfitzer, 1949; flowers claret-rose (RHS 50A), throat slightly striped yellow, leaves green, height up to 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Bright pink, iris-like flowers in late summer and early autumn make this small extrovert a welcome addition to the border, where its dark green leaves make an impact from early summer onwards.