Monday, 29 December 2008

Revisiting Canna 'Madame Crozy'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, large, ovoid shaped, white margin, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, scarlet with a narrow gold margin, throat gold with vermilion spots, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, petals red, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1889. Synonyms: C. 'Mrs Cozy', C. 'Mrs Croky'

This is the cultivar used as the seed parent of the Italian Group, and its historic influence in the Canna world is probably greater than any other.


  1. Hello Malcolm,

    Seeing your Mdme Crozy has really strengthened a theory of mine. I have had this in my mind for ages.

    The Island series.
    I doubt the veracity of them all.

    Your Mdme Crozy looks identical to C. Madeira
    C. Kreta looks like C.Ulrich Brunner
    C. Ibiza looks identical to a Canna I saw in a Ntional Trust Garden (the Canna had been their for years)
    C. Tenerife and Childsii (the same thing) and I bet the others would match some lost classics as well!

    Just thought I would share that!

    I am not working New years day so will reply to your email, I'm working tonight though!

    Happy New Year to you.

  2. Good evening. We are searching for cannas created by A. Crozy in the area of Lyons. Most of them had actually desapeared in France. We would like to create a collection in the original area of this plants. Our compagny is called "Centre de ressources de Botanique Appliquée" and we are working with sevrals institutions in the area of Lyons. I already located sevral cannas from Crozy on your web site. It's a big work from you. I am realy impressed. Could you help us to know where to find (to buy ?) this varieties ans to have them in France ? Thank you for your understanding. Stéphane CROZAT