Monday, 17 May 2010

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.

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