Courtesy of Hart Canna


Canna ‘Taney’

syn Tangy
(Aquatic Group)

Origin ARMSTRONG Dr Robert J., at Longwood Gardens
Height Tall
Foliage Green
Form Upright
Flower Orange
Blooming Good bloomer
Flowering August/September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Taney’ is a medium sized aquatic cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; glaucous green foliage, lanceolate shaped, upright habit; flowers are open, self-coloured orange, staminodes are narrow, edges regular, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, flowers in August 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 long and thin, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

Images courtesy of Devon Subtropical Garden, Hart Canna & Claines Canna
David Clulow
Supposedly named after a ship. In 1857, just two days after the inauguration of Pres. James Buchanan. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney wrote – Negroes had “no rights which any white man was bound to respect.”
Plant Introductions, Robert J. Armstrong Geneticist Longwood Gardens 1967-1999
Medium-sized orange flowers; foliage lance-shaped, glaucous green. This was also the cross with an unnamed red-flowered terrestial canna, named for a ship. [Pollen was from C. glauca from Brazil]
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Orange flowers.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) The fourth of the quartet of water Cannas. This one has clear apricot-orange, iris-like flowers. It is tall and lax with narrow, glaucous-green leaves. Like the others, it was raised by Longwood Gardens. It is reasonably easy to obtain but perhaps less widely distributed than the other three water Cannas.
Rivendell Botanic Garden, List January 2001
Orange flowers with yellow stripes, green leaves. Tall.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Longwood Gardens; flowers burnt orange (RHS 33C-D), finely edged yellow, leaves green, height over 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A water canna, which grows happiest with its roots totally immersed. Orange flowers over green leaves forming a medium sized clump.
Size: Tall
Flower: Orange flowers.
Foliage: Green with a pale fringe.
Origin: Hybridised at Longwood Gardens, USA.