Canna ‘Arthur William Paul’
ORIGIN Paul Nursery, England.
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FOLIAGE Green and purple variegated
FLOWERING Low bloomer
Canna ‘Arthur William Paul’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; round stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, orange and orange-red, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, low 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.
Named for a member of the Paul family, part of the ‘nobility’ of Victorian nurserymen.
Our earliest reference to this specimen is RHS Journal of 1907-8.