Origin SCHOFIELD Carl
Parentage Canna glauca x C. indica
Blooming Low bloomer
Flowering August/September/October/Until frosts
Canna ‘Tama-Tulipa’ is a medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; flowers are erect, yellow rayed with cardinal-red, throat red, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals green, fully self-cleaning, low bloomer, flowers in August until frosts in northern temperate zone, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.
Summary: A natural primary hybrid, a cross between Canna indica
and Canna glauca
. Growing to 6′ high, with tough green leaves, showing the glauca
ancestry, and amazing yellow flowers with red shading and streaks.
Size: Tall, up to 2m (6’6″)
Flower: Red and Yellow orchid shaped blooms.
Foliage: Large green leaves.
Origin: Native to Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Carl Schoenfeld writes: “In 2001, we spotted this Canna growing along a small stream where the coastal plains meet the foothills to the high Sierras. We thought that we had found a new species. So, upon our return, we contacted Nobuyuki Tanaka of the Makino Botanical Garden Herbarium in Kochi, Japan. He is a canna expert and he reported that it was most likely a naturally occurring hybrid between Canna glauca and Canna indica. This made sense because we were geographically centred between the ranges of the two species.”
Rhizome: BPod: Y Pollen: Y
Category: x generalis
Karchesky and Harris 2006
Smaller-flowered, bicoloured blooms above broad green foliage. This canna is said to be a natural hybrid of two species-type cannas, c. Glauca and c. Indica. Taller medium height. Originally from Yucca-Do Nursery. Collected in Mexico.