Canna ‘Queen of Italy’
(Variegated Group)(Italian Group)(Chimera Group)
Origin PERCY-LANCASTER Sydney
Parentage A mutation of Canna ‘New Red’
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
The chimera Canna ‘Queen of Italy’ is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, yellow heavily spotted with red, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.
Dr. Khoshoo & Dr. I. Guha: Evolution of Cultivated Canna
, tall (80-160cm), foliage green, broad staminodia (5-7 cm) spotted. In the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India.
Summary: This a chimera, which means that it is genetically bizarre. Flowers are yellow and tomato red in various combinations of dots, streaks or solids. Sometimes all red and all yellow flowers occur on the same stalk.
Flower: Yellow and tomato red in various combinations of dots, streaks or solids. Sometimes all red and all yellow flowers occur on the same stalk.
Foliage: Large medium green leaves with an occasional deep red stripe.
Origin: A somatic mutation of C. ‘New Red