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Antoine Crozy

CannaAntoine Crozy
syns. Anthony Crozy, Anthony de Crozy, Antonine Crozy, Souvenir de Antoine Crozy
(Crozy Group)

ORIGIN Crozy, 1888
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Spreading
FLOWERING Good bloomer

CannaAntoine Crozy’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are open, carmine with a yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are tuber-like groups, coloured white and pink.

Writing in Garden & Forest in 1889, Theophilus Hatfield asserted

Canna ‘Souvenir Antonin Crozy’ remains the best of all the true Crozy type, and it is doubtful if any of this year’s introductions will equal it in beauty.
Bright crimson flowers.
Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1890
Small. Leaves grey-green. Flowers carmine-red, lightly edged with yellow. Breeder: A. Crozy, Lyon, France
Veitch Catalogue 1896
Deep scarlet suffused with crimson
The English Flower Garden, W. Robinson. 8th Edition, 1900
No decription, just a list of recommended specimens.
Botanical Gardens, Lyons, France,. 1892.
Green foliage. Sharp carmine red flowers.