Canna ‘Berenice Emsley’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; triangular flower stems, coloured green; flowers are open, self-coloured red, staminodes are large, edges ruffled, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, 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 purple; tillering is average.
Introduced by Thor Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Lower Normandy, France. in 2006. One of the best reds, and makes a grand statement when planted en-masse. The breeding is C. Merle Cole x C. Jessie Dalebö