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Blanche Wintzer

Canna ‘Blanche Wintzer’
(Crozy Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Branching

Canna ‘Blanche Wintzer’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are self-coloured white, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white.

RHS Journal of 1907-8

RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley.
Gladiolus flowered, white with green foliage.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
3½ feet. One step nearer the perfect white Canna. Mr. Wintzer looks upon “Blanche Wintzer” as one of his greatest triumphs, so exquisitely white and pure are its glistening petals. A rather dwarf grower, with green foliage, fine for bordering beds, for individual specimens and for indoor bloom. The Florists’ Exchange, September 28, 1912, says: “This is the finest white Canna, undoubtedly, the world has ever seen.”
Breeder: Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA
Standardized Plant Names, 1942