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Canna coccinea Mill.

March 28, 2014
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Canna coccinea

Canna coccinea
Height: small
Flower: red
 Foliage: green

Canna coccinea is a small wild species; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; flowers are erect, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and also true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Our earliest reference to Canna coccinea is Johnson’s Dictionary 1856.

Synonyms: C. ‘Bonfire’, C. coccinéa, C. coccinea f. flaviflora Chodat & Hassl., C. indica var. coccinea (Mill.) Aiton

canna coccinea print

Canna coccinea
Loddiges, C., The botanical cabinet, vol. 8: t. 739 (1827)

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