Courtesy of Marcelle Sheppard

Zulu Masquerade

Canna ‘Zulu Masquerade’

(Italian Group)

Origin SHEPPARD Marcelle
Parentage Cleopatra mutation
Height Medium
Foliage Dark
Form Arching
Flower Red
Blooming Average bloomer
Flowering August/September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Zulu Masquerade’ is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; dark foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, arching habit; oval main stems, coloured purple + farina; triangular flower stalks, coloured purple + farina; flowers are open, scarlet with a gold margin, staminodes are large, edges lightly frilled, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, flowers in August until frosts in northern temperate zone, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) Orange-red with yellow streaks.