Saturday, 26 July 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Antonin Crozy'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are open, carmine with a yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, good bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are tuber-like groups, coloured white and pink. Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1888.

The earliest reference is Garden & Forest, 28 August 1889. Writing in the Garden & Forest in 1896, Theophilus Hatfield wrote that "Canna 'Souvenir Antonin Crozy' remains the best of all the true Crozy type, and it is doubtful if any of this year's introductions will equal it in beauty."

Synonyms: C. 'Anthony Crozy', C. 'Anthony de Crozy', C. 'Antoine Crozy', C. 'Souvenir de Antoine Crozy'

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