Canna ‘Calimero’
(Premier Group)

HEIGHT Small, under 1 metre
FORM Branching
FLOWER Multicolours
FLOWERING Average bloomer

Canna ‘Calimero’ is a small Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are yellow with orange-red blotches, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.

Hart Canna, 2003, Internet January 2003
A new French variety. Flowers mottled red and yellow. Green foliage Medium height. £8.00 for 3 rhizomes.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Small, strong clumping bi-coloured eye-catcher. Looks like a smaller version of Taroudant. Perfect for patios and decks. Size: 0.6m (2′”) Small plant, strong clumper. Flower: Iris-like, bi-coloured, golden-yellow suffused and blotched with red and orange-red.


Canna ‘Cancer’
(Crozy Group)

PARENTAGE One of the Zodiac Series
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FLOWER Multi-coloured
FLOWERING Good bloomer

Canna ‘Cancer’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage; panicles of flowers are open, yellow heavily spotted with orange-red, throat orange-red, staminodes are large, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type.

Karchesky & Alice Harris, Internet November, 2002
One of the Zodiac Series of Bernard Yorke of Australia. Striking large flower intensely spotted orange-red over yellow to solid orange red at the centre. Green foliage. Medium height.



syns achiras, Basilier, Indian Shot, Canna Lily, Arrowroot

Canna is the only genus of flowering plants in the family Cannaceae, consisting of approximately 20 species.

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Canna Series

In botany and plant taxonomy, a series is a subdivision of a genus, a taxonomic rank below that of section (and subsection) but above that of species.

The term “series” is also used for groupings of cultivars, but this term has no formal status with that meaning in the ICNCP.

The number of ‘series’ utilised in canna marketing is in double figures, and the editor did contemplate treating them as cultivar groups, but they were in existence long before the ICNCP and therefore we cater for them as a separate entity, with the proviso that they there is no implied genetic relationships between series members, and they are simply a useful marketing instrument.

Series Marketing Organisation
Cannova Series Takii Europe B.V., Netherlands
CannaSol Series All CannaSol™ varieties are trademarked and or breeders right protected varieties. Exclusively sold by Green Works International BV.
Futurity Series Quality Gladiolus Gardens.
Grand Opera Series Howard & Smith Nursery, California, USA.
Island Series TAKII of Japan
River Series Claines Canna, 50800 Beslon, France.
South Pacific Series TAKII Seed
Toucan Series Proven Winners
Tropical Series TAKII Seed
Zodiac Series Bernard Yorke, Australia.
Zulu Series Marcelle Sheppard, Texas, USA.