Canna ‘Mersey’ is a small sized aquatic cultivar, equally at home as a water marginal or in the border; light green foliage, lanceolate shaped, white margin, upright habit; oval main stems, coloured green; triangular flower stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured cerise-pink, staminodes are long and narrow, edges irregular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.
Introduced by Thor Dalebö, Claines Canna Collection, Lower Normandy, France. in 2007.
The Claines Canna Aquatics have been bred to populate garden ponds that are just a few metres square, compared with the much larger Longwood Aquatics destined for huge ponds and lakes.
The breeding is Canna ‘Avon’ x Canna ‘Wye’