Thor Dalebö.


Canna ‘Assaut’
syns. Assault, Black Night, Hercule, La Fayette, Lafayette, Vainquer, Vainqueur, Vorwärts
(Crozy Group)

ORIGIN Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1921
HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Branching
FLOWERING Average bloomer

Canna ‘Assaut’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; round stems, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are large, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is fertile, pollen is low fertile, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose.

Grown especially for its distinctive bronze foliage at Kew Gardens, where it is usually placed by the doors of the glass houses.

Vilmorin Catalogue, 1941
(Vilmorin 1921) Feuillage brun. Grandes fleurs rouge écarlate unicolore. Vigoureux et florifére. Hauteur.1 mt. 10.
Listed as a valid name.
The Popular Encyclopaedia of Gardening, H.H. Thomas and Gordon Forsyth, 1955
Scarlet flowers and purplish foliage
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(T) dark leaves with bronze veins, large dark imperial red flowers
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(syn. ‘Vorwärts’) (T) This handsome old cultivar has large, dark imperial-red flowers and dark bluish leaves with bronze veins. It was raised by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1920 and stocks are still very vigorous. It is readily available and is he commonest red and bronze available in the British Isles and probably elsewhere. (It also seems to be identical to ‘Hercule’, ‘Vainquer’ and Lafayette’.) Flowers are softer scarlet-red than ‘Black Knight and less reflexed and shaggy. Breeder: Vilmorin-Andrieux
Podgora Gardens Catalogue, 2004
Dazzling flame-red, bronze foliage. 105cm. Note: Spelt as ‘Assault’
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920; flowers scarlet, leaves brown, height over 80 cm.