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Purpurea floribunda

Canna ‘Purpurea floribunda’

syn indica var. Purpurea
(Foliage Group)

Origin CROZY Antoine, 1887
Height Tall
Foliage Dark
Form Spreading
Flower Red
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Purpurea floribunda’ is a tall Foliage Group cultivar; purple foliage, large, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured redcurrant, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

The earliest recorded reference is the Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue of 1890. This cultivar has been the sire/siress of many great foliage plants. If you want to discover the pleasures of creating new Canna foliage plants, then this one is a great starting point.

Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1890
1887. Tall. Leaves very large purple-red. Small red-currant coloured flowers.