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Rubra Perfecta

Canna ‘Rubra Perfecta’

(Foliage Group)

Origin ANNÉE Théodore, 1867
Height Medium
Foliage Dark
Form Branching
Flower Red
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Rubra Perfecta’ is a medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; dark green and red variegated foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange-red, staminodes are long and narrow, labellum is orange-red, stamen is orange-red, style is red, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

References
Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
1861.
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems dark-red, from 5 ft. to 6½ ft. high. Leaves dark-red, rayed with purple. Flowers of medium size, orange-red. Rootstocks dark-red, conical. Seeds freely.