Canna ‘Bihorelli’
(Foliage Group)

ORIGIN Chrétien, 1866
HEIGHT Tall, 2-3 metres
FORM Branching

Canna ‘Bihorelli is a tall Foliage Group cultivar; bronze foliage, broadly oblong shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured purple; panicles of flowers are erect, self-coloured crimson, staminodes are long and narrow, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not true to type, self-pollinating; rhizomes are tuber-like groups, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

Dedicated to Mr. Bihorell, head of culture at the Parc de la Téte d’Or, Lyon, France in 1866. Still available in France.

Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
1866. Breeder: Jules Chrétien, head gardener and florist of the Parks Department, city of Lyon, France, EU.
Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
Stems purple, 3¼ft. to nearly 5 ft. high. Leaves dark red, with a narrow purple margin. Flowers numerous, light red, in handsome panicles. Rootstocks conical and rather numerous.
Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1881
Bihorelli No details, just the name and price.
George Nicholson, The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, 1888.
(Bihorelli’s). Flowers deep crimson, produced upon branching spikes in great abundance. Leaves red when young, changing to deep bronze with age. Height 6-7’. One of the best.
Thompson's Gardener's Assistant, Edited by Thomas Moore, 1892
Of rather low stature, averaging about 3 feet high; dark bronzy leaves, and fine spikes of large crimson flowers, which are very freely produced.
Botanical Gardens, Lyons, France, EU
1866. Dedicated to Mr. Bihorell, head of culture at the Parc de la Tête d’Or, Lyon, France in 1866. It has deep green foliage going to brown. The flower is species-like, a brilliant dark red. Breeder: Jules Chrétien, jardinier au fleuriste du Parc de Lyon.