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Canna ‘Suévia’

(Italian Group)

Origin SPRENGER Karl
Parentage Canna ‘Prof. Forster’ x C. flaccida ‘Le Roi’
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Yellow
Blooming Average bloomer
Flowering September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Suévia’ is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, branching habit; clusters of flowers are open, self-coloured pale yellow, throat burnt-red, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals green, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, flowers in September until frosts in northern temperate zone, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

David Clulow
The early chief Spanish coinage was that of the Visigoths, who controlled southern Gaul also and–after Leovigild (568-586)–Suevia (modern Galicia), with its rich gold mines; hence the fact that of 79 Visigothic mints a high proportion was concentrated in north-western Spain.
RHS Journal of 1898-9
RHS Journal of 1907-8
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley.
Orchid-flowered, green foliage and flowers yellow, marked with red.
L. Clause Catalogue, Spring 1929
Suevia – Feuillage vert. Belle fleur jaune pur. Haut. 1 m. 50.
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Flowers pale yellow shading to bronze red in the throat. Leaves green. Tall.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
(‘Prof. Forster’ x flaccida ‘Le Roi’)
Karl Sprenger, 1895; flowers pale yellow shading to bronzy red at the throat, leaves green, height over 80 cm.