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Canna ‘Tango’

(Crozy Group)

Origin EDGAR Peter
Height Medium, 1-2 metres
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Orange
Blooming Good bloomer
Flowering August/September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Tango’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, elliptical-acuminate shaped, branching habit; flowers are red-orange with a narrow yellow margin, throat red-orange with yellow spots, edges frilled, petals red, 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 thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is average.

Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) Flowers are red-orange with a distinct yellow frill and a spotted throat. It has pointed green leaves and is reasonably vigorous. Although named by Ian K. Cooke, it was raised by Peter Edgar. Limited availability in Britain.