Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1891. Distributed in the USA by the Vaughan Seed Company.
In the 1990's there was confusion over this heritage cultivar and an Italian Group cultivar with pale yellow background and orange blobs was given this name by over-enthusiastic horticulturalists. The correct name for that particular cultivar was C. 'Roma', see below.
Synonyms: C. 'Antoine Barton', C. 'Zebra Cole'