Brandywine

Canna ‘Brandywine’
(Crozy Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FOLIAGE Bronze
FORM Branching
FLOWERS Red

Canna ‘Brandywine’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, crimson with a narrow yellow margin, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, 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 purple; tillering is average.

Still grown in France and Belgium. There is also a more recent cultiovar which has adopted the same name, which we refer to as Brandywine(2) in this cyclopedia.

References
RHS Journal of 1907-8999
Featured in 1907 indoor trials at Wisley. Gladiolus flowered, orange-scarlet with dark foliage.
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley. Gladiolus flowered, orange-scarlet with dark foliage.
Henderson's Catalogue, 1909
Bronze leaves and red flowers, dappled crimson and edged yellow.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
BrandyWine Very dark foliage, topped with brilliant red flowers. Breeder: Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA
Listed name.