OriginKAPITEYN L. HeightMedium FoliageDark FormBranching FlowerOrange BloomingOutstanding bloomer FloweringJune/July/August/September/October/Until frosts TilleringAverage AwardsAward of Garden Merit (AGM) 2002
Canna ‘Verdi’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, oval shaped, acute apex, maroon margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured purple; triangular flower stalks, coloured purple; flowers are open, self-coloured red-orange (32A), staminodes are medium size, edges lightly frilled, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, flowers in June 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 average.
L Kapiteyn. Medium height. Pale bronze foliage with characteristically narrow leaves. Brilliant flame-coloured flower with open spreading petals. The flame colour effect is accentuated by a little yellow in the throat.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) A first-class classic cultivar. It has iris-shaped, vivid tangerine flowers with yellow markings in the throat. Together with the bronze-veined leaves, it is a striking combination of foliage and flower. Quite compact. Raised by L. Kapiteyn and widely available.
Summary: A medium plant with pale-bronze foliage and bright orange/flame blooms.
Size: 100-120cm (3’3″‘-4’)
Flower: Bright orange/flame.
Foliage: Pale bronze.
Awards: Award of Garden Merit, RHS Canna Trials 2002.
A DISCUSSION ON ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THE CANNACEAE FAMILY; OF INTEREST TO GARDENERS, COLLECTORS, AND PROFESSIONALS ALIKE.