Thursday, 14 August 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Alphonse Bouvier'

A tall Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, branching habit; flowers are self-coloured crimson, throat yellow, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1891. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1892, when it was submitted to trial by Messrs G. Paul.

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