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Canna ‘Strasbourg’

(Crozy Group)

Origin PFITZER Wilhelm
Height Small
Foliage Green
Form Upright
Flower Red
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Strasbourg’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, red margin, upright habit; clusters of flowers are open, self-coloured cherry-red, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, labellum is cherry-red speckled with yellow, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, good 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 purple; tillering is average.

Similar to ‘Cherry Red’, but smaller and less mottling on labellum and has a tighter flower.

Canna ‘Strasbourg’ Image courtesy of Le Jardin du Pic Vert
David Clulow
Strasbourg, German STRASSBURG, city, capital of Bas-Rhin département, Alsace région, eastern France. It lies 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the Rhine River on the Franco-German frontier.
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(M) compact, bright red iris shaped flowers, reliable.
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Fairly dwarf and bushy. Glaucous green foliage with dark line at edge. Flowers blood red. Similar to ‘Cherry Red’, but less mottling on labellum and tighter flower.
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Dark red open flower with narrow petals. Dark green somewhat glaucous leaves which have a dark edge. Short upright plant with a bluish sheen around leaves and stems. ‘Brilliant’ is similar but taller.
French Grown Stock
No description.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
W. Pfitzer; flowers dark red, leaves green, height up to 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A small canna, that earns its place with a regular supply of blood-red flowers from mid-summer until the first frosts. Glaucous-green leaves make a compact, pleasant shape.
Size: 60-80cm (2′-2’6″)
Flower: Blood red.
Foliage: Glaucous green, with a dark line at the edge.