Ami Jules Chrétien

Canna ‘Ami Jules Chrétien’
(Crozy Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Branching

Canna ‘Ami Jules Chrétien’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, salmon and rose, staminodes are medium size, edges ruffled, petals yellow, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is slow.

RHS 1896
RHS Award of Merit in 1896
Botanical Gardens, Lyons, France, EU. 1898
Brilliant green foliage. Apricot red moderated to pink.
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 Outdoor Trials at Wisley
Gladiolus flowered, salmon pink/rose with green foliage.

Cassells Dictionary of Practical Gardening, Walter P. Wright, 1910.
Gladioulus flowered, chestnut red, green, foliage.

Still grown in Europe, and may be still hiding in Austral-Asia, where active research is still discovering many new treasures.

Named for Jules Chrétien , who was a distinguished nurseryman from Lyons, breeding many hybrid Cannas during the period following Année’s initial hybrids in the 1850-60 period.