Canna ‘Brilliant’

(Crozy Group)

Origin WINTZER Antoine
Height Small
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Yellow
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Brilliant’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, branching habit; round main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, gold rayed with maroon, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, stamen is gold speckled with vermilion, style is gold, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

The naming has become confused with the Crozy cultivar named ‘Brillant’.

Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1881
No details, just the name and price.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1898
Brilliant. Flowers of medium size, borne in solid regular trusses, pure golden yellow with a deep maroon stripe very striking and distinct. Different from all others. 2½ feet. Price, 50 cts. each; $5.00 per doz, by express.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1899
BRILLIANT-Flowers of medium size, borne in solid regular trusses ; pure golden-yellow, with a deep maroon foliage ; very striking and distinct. Different from all others.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
Brilliant 4 feet. Pure golden yellow with two fiery red tongues.
Confirmed that the plant name is currently in use.
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Flowers blood red. Leaves green. Tall
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
A Crozy. Dark red flowers, which are smallish and rather spreading. Green foliage. Similar to ‘Strasbourg’ but taller.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(S) Small cherry-red open-petalled flowers are very similar to ‘Strasbourg’. It produces a compact plant with green leaves. Originally raised by A. Crozy although the date is not registered.
Hart Canna, 2001, Catalogue
Medium height, deep green foliage, bright red flowers. Similar to ‘Strasbourg
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
A. Crozy; flowers blood-red (RHS 46C), leaves green, height over 80 cm. (2n=27)
Claines Canna Collection 2006