Saturday, 4 October 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Compte de Bouchaud'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; flowers are open, yellow with red spots, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals green; fertile both ways, not known if true to type, not self-pollinating, capsules globose. Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1895.

Earliest reference in the 1896 Veitch Catalogue. Awarded the RHS Award of Merit in 1897. Known as the "Leopard Spotted Canna". Still available in the European Union.

Awards: 1897, Award of Merit, Royal Horticultural Society.

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