Canna ‘Cleopatra’…split personality

Canna Cleopatra in flowerHere’s an image we just snapped of one of the craziest canna lilies we grow…Canna ‘Cleopatra’.  The purple and green random leaf patterns (chimeras) are stably unstable.  When the color splits the leaf, the same thing happens on the flower stalk.  Flowers on the purple side of the stalk are red, and those arising from the green side of the stalk are yellow with red spots.  Canna ‘Cleopatra’ is sure to evoke lots of comments in the garden.