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Russian Red

Canna ‘Russian Red’

syn indica var. ‘Russian Red’
(Foliage Group)

Height Tall
Foliage Dark
Flower Red
Tillering Prolific
Awards Participated in the Royal Horticultural Society, England Canna Trials at Wisley in 2002, where it received the AGM; submitted by Hart Cannas.

Canna ‘Russian Red’ is a tall Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, transparent margin; oval main stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured orange, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Canna ‘Russian Red’
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Bronze foliage with a slight wave to the leaf edge. Masses of red flowers.
Size: Particularly valued for is foliage, makes an open clump of upright stems and gently spreading leaves. Plant height 290cm. Foliage height 265cm.
Flower: Staminodes orange (30D) flushed pink (39B) on outer; labellum and stamen as staminoides, slightly redder in the throat; stigma dark orange; petals red. Start of flowering 6 August.
Foliage: Leaves dark olive green (147A), heavily flushed with reddish bronze (redder than 200B); midrib red (183C); edge pale.
Awards: 2002, ‘Award of Garden Merit’ at the RHS Wisley trials.
Royal Horticultural Society, England – Canna Trial 2002
AGM after trial at Wisley 2002 from Hart Cannas. A broad leaved C. indica var. purpurea which Ed Snyder sent to Keith Hayward from the USA.