Canna ‘Arne Dalebö’ is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, large, oval-acuminate shaped, maroon margin, upright habit; oval main stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, red-orange streaked with scarlet, throat orange-red, staminodes are large, edges frilled, labellum is orange-red, stamen is orange-red, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.
Introduced by Thor Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Lower Normandy, France. in 2006. Named for Arne Dalebö, who, in 1940 fled to the Shetland Isles from Norway in a stolen fishing boat, to escape pursuing German Gestapo because of his resistance activities, and fought on for the duration of World War 2 in the Royal Norwegian Air-force.
The plant is a sport of C. ‘Nero’