Canna ‘Champion’
(Italian Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FLOWER Multi-colours
FORM Branching

Canna ‘Champion’ is a medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are yellow with red blotches, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink. Still being grown in France, EU.

Not to confused with the more recent cultivar Champion (2).

Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1899
CHAMPION. Enormous trusses of superb flowers of largest size and perfect finish, clear, bright crimson scarlet, exceedingly fine. Potted plants only, $1.00 each. Stock limited. Breeder: Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA
RHS Journal of 1907-8
Featured in 1907 indoor trials at Wisley. Orchid-flower. Yellow ground, heavily run and spotted with apricot; flowers large; foliage light green, broad; 4 feet.
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley. Orchid-flower, yellow and marked with red, green foliage.
Listed and still commercially available.