Canna ‘Alba Rosea Grandiflora’
syns. Albo-rosea grandiflora, Peachblow
ORIGIN W. P. Simmons, USA, 1892
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FLOWERING Average bloomer
A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval-acuminate shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are open, rose and amber, throat rose, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is amber, style is pale pink, petals purple, average 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; tillering is slow.
Earliest research reference is Henderson’s Catalogue of 1897, which also refers to it’s synonym C. ‘Peachblow’.