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Rubra Nerva

Canna ‘Rubra Nerva’

syn Russian Lance
(Foliage Group)

Origin CHATÉ Emile, 1862
Height Medium
Foliage Dark
Form Arching
Flower Red
Blooming Low bloomer
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Rubra Nerva’ is a medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, lanceolate shaped, maroon margin, weeping habit; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured red, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, low 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 purple; tillering is slow.

Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems dark-red, from 3½ ft. to 5 ft. high. Leaves long and narrow, lance-shaped, reflexed, dark-red rayed with purple. Flowers large, of a cinnabar red. Rootstocks dark-red, very long, conical, and cylindrical. Resembles a weeping willow.