Image courtesy of Meilland Richardier


Canna ‘Tafraout’

(Crozy Group)

Origin TURC Ernest
Height Small
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Red
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Flowering July/August/September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Prolific

Canna ‘Tafraout’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, elliptical shaped, branching habit; flowers are self-coloured cherry-red, edges irregular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, flowers in August until frosts in northern temperate zone, 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 pink and purple; tillering is prolific.

Named for Tafraout in South Morocco.

Canna ‘Tafraout’ Image courtesy of Meilland Richardier
David Clulow
Tafraout, a district in Morocco
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) Cherry-red flowers are freely produced on a compact plant with green foliage. Available from Ernest Turc.
Hart Canna, 2001, Catalogue
Short plant, green foliage, cerise flowers. £8.00 for 3 rhizomes.
Ernest Turc, Angers, France (Translated from the French)
Flowers cherry-red, very floriferous. Green leaves. Dwarf to 0·6m.
French Grown Stock
0.87m. Green foliage. Flowers cerise red.