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Canna ‘Egandale’

(Crozy Group)

HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres
FORM Branching
FLOWERING Good bloomer
AWARDS Bronze Medal at World’s Fair, Chicago, 1893.

Canna ‘Egandale’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured cherry-red, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.

Prof. L.H. Bailey, Garden & Forest 1893
A very dark leaved and dull red variety of great merit. Participated in the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
Garden and forest. / Volume 7, Issue 326. [May 23, 1894, miscellaneous front pages, i-ii] EGANDALE.-Foliage dark maroon and green, very similar in coloring to the old Robusta Perfecta, although more erect in habit; very compact, throwing up numerous heads of bloom which rank with the best in quality, both in size of the heads and quality of the flower; color, bright cherry. Will be particularly sought after, as it is undoubtedly the best dark-leaved sort at the present time for outdoor bedding. Bronze Medal awarded for this at World’s Fair, Chicago, 1893.
Very promising, and apparently is better as a foliage plant than President Carnot. Note: Implies that it has dark foliage and is medium height.
Peter Henderson & Co, Catalogue 1897
A fine dark foliaged variety with flowers of a soft currant red, very distinct and striking in appearance.
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley. Gladiolus-flowered, dark foliage and deep-red flowers.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
Egandale Cherry-red flowers; fine, rich bronze foliage.