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Admiral Courbet

Canna ‘Admiral Courbet’

(Crozy Group)(Heritage Group)

Origin Antoine Crozy
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Spreading
Flower Yellow
Blooming Good bloomer
Flowering July/August/September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Good
Awards RHS First Class Certificate, 1896
Availability Specialist growers only

Canna ‘Admiral Courbet’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, elliptical shaped, spreading habit; round main stems, coloured green; flowers are open, yellow with carmine spots, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, flowers in July until frosts in northern temperate zone, 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; tillering is good.

Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society First Class Certificate in 1896. Still being grown in Europe and Australia.

Canna ‘Admiral Courbet’
RHS First Class Certificate (Cannell 1888)
Garden & Forest, 3 October 1888
Large flowers with bright yellow petals, heavily and profusely blotched and spotted with blood-red.
RHS Journal of 1889
Citron yellow spotted with scarlet, very showy.
Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1890
Medium. Leaves bright green. Flowers fiery, citron-yellow, in the centre carmine streaks.
Garden & Forest, 23 September 1891
Cherry-crimson flowers.
Henry A. Dreer nursery, advert in Garden & Forest, 6 June 1894
No details just listed in advert.
I could not help observing how well Admiral Courbet, a fine canary-yellow bedder introduced several years ago, holds its own among the newer introductions.
RHS Journal of 1895
Veitch Catalogue 1896
Flowers large yellow spotted with red
Peter Henderson & Co, Catalogue 1897
Light yellow, speckled with orange.
RHS Journal of 1898-9
The English Flower Garden, W. Robinson. 8th Edition, 1900
No decription, just a list of recommended specimens.
Admiral Courbet. Sheets easily silver-grey-green, flower basic colour chrome-yellow, with some kastanienbraunen points and marks. Very again conditionable against rain etc.
Claines Canna Collection
Medium height. Green foliage. Canary yellow spotted with blood red.