Cultivars, F1 and F2 hybrids, normally with small species-like flowers, but grown principally for their foliage.
This group has occasionally been referred to as the Année Group, after the originator, Théodore Année, the world’s first Canna hybridizer. However, the use of an accented character in that name creates problems, both in pronunciation and non-French keyboard entry, and so it was felt that as they were grown primarily for foliage, then “Foliage Group” was the better name choice.
The breeding of Cannas solely for foliage has long died out, however, several old varieties have been discovered in Botanical Gardens that were once behind the Iron Curtain, and they add to our collections of cannas grown specifically for their foliage.
See also: Canna Cultivar Groups