Canna ‘John Layden’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, transparent margin, branching habit; oval main stems, coloured green; triangular flower stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, cerise-pink with a narrow gold margin, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, outstanding 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 white and purple; tillering is slow.
Introduced by Thor Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Lower Normandy, France. in 2002.
The breeding is C. ‘A. Eisenbarth’ x open