Canna ‘Star of India’
Origin PERCY-LANCASTER Sydney,
Canna ‘Star of India’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green; clusters of flowers are open, orange-yellow with a narrow yellow margin, staminodes are narrow, fully self-cleaning, 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.
The earliest reference is by Sydney Percy-Lancaster, “An Amateur in an Indian Garden”, 1927. In the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India. Dr. Khoshoo & Dr. I. Guha: Evolution of Cultivated Canna, 1966. A cultivar with the same name is grown in Australia, but with different colouring.