Canna tuerckheimii


Canna tuerckheimii Kraenzl. is a giant wild species, with green leaves and red flowers.

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Canna tuerckheimii Kraenzl. is a giant wild species; green foliage, oblong shaped, branching habit; spikes of flowers are erect, self-coloured crimson, staminodes are long and narrow, edges regular, petals purple, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, self-pollinating and true to type, capsules ellipsoid; rhizomes are thick, up to 7 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is prolific.

Native of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at altitudes of 500-2,000m (1,600 – 6,500ft). Johnson’s Dictionary of 1856 reports that it first entered England in 1820 as Canna latifolia, meaning ‘broad-leaved’.

Professor Paul Maas and his wife Dr. Hiltje Maas, consider C. tuerckheimii is the correct name, but Dr. Nobuyuki Tanaka considers that the correct name is C. latifolia.

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