At that time in
It was in 1846, that Année, who had brought back from
Monsieur Année then spent the next six years bulking-up the new hybrid until he was ready to introduce it to an amazed Parisian society. The popularity of the plant was such that it was stated that 20,000 tufts of Canna 'Annei' were used in displays in
Monsieur Chaté, the author of Le Canna published in 1866, stated of Année that he was, "A happy, skilful hybridiser, he operated on a great scale and thus became the creator of all the most beautiful varieties of the floral trade. All the amateurs and horticulturists who occupied themselves with foliage plants visited his garden, which he filled up each year with seedlings of Canna. We, (the firm of E. Chaté et fils) owe him the majority of our successes. It is thanks to his councils and his friendship that we delivered to the trade so great a number of Canna innovations, and which enabled us to write this work."
Monsieur Année then spent the next years creating many more cultivars, until retiring to Nice, in
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