Origin TRUFFAUT G.
Canna ‘Roitelet’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green + purple; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured red, staminodes are narrow, edges irregular, fully self-cleaning, 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 purple; tillering is average.
Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
G Truffaut 1966. Large delicate red flowers with the texture of tissue paper. Green foliage. Very early to flower, and begins to flower when about 30 cm tall. An ideal patio/pot plant. To around 80 cm.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) A cultivar with bright capsicum-red flowers, which are tinted orange. It is early flowering and has green foliage. It is one of the best dwarf types and was raised by G. Truffaut in 1966. It is generally available from specialist nurseries.
KAVB International Canna
Checklist, September 2004
G. Truffaut, 1966; flowers capsicum-red (RHS 33A), centre aureolin (RHS 12A) blotched and striped red, tinted orange, leaves green, height up to 80 cm.