Thursday, 17 September 2009

Canna 'Admiral Courbet'

A medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, yellow with carmine spots, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, low bloomer; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is average. 

Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1888, and the winner of a Royal Horticultural Society First Class Certificate in the same year. Named for Amédée Courbet (1828–1885), who was a French Admiral, three ships of the French Navy have been named in his honour, including the stealth frigate Courbet, presently commissioned. 

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