Canna speciosa (Roscoe) Hook.
syn. indica var. speciosa (Roscoe ex Sims) Baker
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
Canna speciosa (Roscoe) Hook. is a medium sized species; green foliage, large, oval shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are erect, red speckled with yellow, staminodes are small, edges regular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and also true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is prolific.
A species introduced to England from South America in 1820. Flowers from August until the first frost in October or November.