OriginCOLE Charles HeightSmall FoliageGreen FlowerPink BloomingAverage bloomer TilleringAverage
Canna ‘Ruby Cole’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval-acuminate shaped; clusters of flowers are open, deep-pink with a lemon margin, throat lemon, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, fully self-cleaning, average 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 white and pink; tillering is average.
One of the Australian ‘Cole’ Series. Quite distinctive. Large well-shaped crimson-pink flower. Green foliage. Medium height.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This exquisite cultivar is generally only available in New Zealand and from a few private collectors. It has large, full, gladiolus-like flowers in deep smoky pink with distinct, slightly ragged, lemon-yellow edges. There are yellow markings in the centre of the flower and on the back of the petals. The leaves are green. It is very distinct and highly desirable.
Podgora Gardens, Sonja Mrsich, North Island, New Zealand. Catalogue