We’ve got more than one Canna in the conservatory these days, but this post is about the first one we got. I’ve written about it two times before, hence the title. I think we managed to discover the name of the cultivar: it’s apparently a Black Knight, and the leaves are, indeed, almost black.
The plant grew exceptionally well in the spring, presumably helped by being repotted in April, and it flowered in June. Here is a photo of the whole plant.
The flower buds formed a bouquet of sharp spikes which didn’t all open at the same time. Here is a close up from 19 June where some of the spikes can still be seen.
I’m already impatient for next year’s display!