ORIGIN WILLIAMS Brian, USA
PARENTAGE C. Intrigue mutation
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FLOWERING Average bloomer
Canna ‘Athena’ is a medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, lanceolate shaped, white margin, upright habit; oval main stems, coloured green + purple; round flower stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured apricot-orange, staminodes are long and narrow, labellum is apricot-orange with yellow stripe, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertility unknown; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average. Introduced by Brian Williams, Louisville, Kentucky, USA..
Photographs courtesy of Brian’s Botanicals.
Athena is a beautiful variegated mutation found off of Canna
intrigue. The leaves are narrow and upright just like intrigue but parts of the plant have blotches of either green or purple. This is the same variegation seen in Canna Cleopatra
. The variegation is a bit unstable like cleopatra it can revert to a totally green plant or back to intrigue if not kept in check. I keep it in check by cutting any sold color portions out. The flowers are peach orange when the purple runs up the flower or yellow. Plants are all propagated by cuttings and some may have more green or purple than others. This plant should be great for collectors of variegated cannas. Since it is new and only propagated from cutting we will have only limited stock. This plant is also non virus sense stock plant was cleaned and we have been careful to propagated it with only clean tools.
Canna ‘Forbidden Love’
Origin WILLIAMS Brian
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Canna ‘Forbidden Love’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; dark green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; clusters of flowers are orange with coral-pink stripes, fully self-cleaning, outstanding 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 white and purple; tillering is prolific.
Images courtesy of Brian Williams
This is a great bloomer, which grows to 5ft tall with large colorful blooms. The flowers are orange with streaks of pink and white, with some yellowing as well.
Canna ‘Kentucky Copperhead’
Origin WILLIAMS Brian, USA
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Canna ‘Kentucky Copperhead’ is a tall Foliage Group cultivar; dark foliage, very large, broadly oblong shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured light orange turning to pink with ageing, staminodes are small, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules subglobose; rhizomes are tuber-like groups, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.
Photographs courtesy of Brian Williams
A tall grower to about 8 ft with very large dark maroon leaves. The flowers are small but flowers in clusters. The flowers range from pink to peach and orange.