Just been looking at Rose classifications, which are accepted by all of the public and growers alike. They have the same problem as we are trying to solve here and they have a classification that covers it. Following is their description of the Hybrid Roses:
“Hybrid tea roses: This is the most popular class of roses, which feature large ornate blooms with 30 to 50 petals, budding off of long stems. There are many thousands of hybrid tea roses that have been bred, with new introductions constantly replacing outdated varieties.”
My version of that, converted for cannas would read:
“Hybrid Group: This is the most popular group of cannas, which feature large ornate blooms with 4 petals (staminodes) of long stems producing many branches each containing a bouquet of said flowers opening individually over a period of several days. There are many thousands of hybrid canna that have been bred, with new introductions constantly replacing outdated varieties.”
In turn we also have the hybrids with very large staminodes, currently covered by the Premier Group, which could be more accurately remaned the Grandiflora Group, meaning in Latin “having large flowers”.
Just my suggestions, let’s hear some more from others.
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