François Crozy

Canna ‘François Crozy’

(Crozy Group)

Origin CROZY Antoine
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Spreading
Flower Multi-coloured
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘François Crozy’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, spreading habit; round main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, salmon with a gold margin, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, 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; tillering is slow.

The earliest reference is from Prof. L.H. Bailey, Garden & Forest in 1893, when it participated in the Columbian Exposition of the same year.

Prof. L.H. Bailey, Garden & Forest 1893
Green foliage, salmon flowers, faintly bordered with gold. Participated in the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
RHS Journal of 1894
Garden and forest. / Volume 7, Issue 326. [May 23, 1894, miscellaneous front pages, i-ii] FRANCOIS CROZY.-This variety is identical with Md. Crozv in habit and general style of growth, but the flowers are bright orange bordered with a narrow edge of gold, one of the most desirable shades that could be secured. The plants are somewhat more dwarf than Md. Crozy, and are fairly covered with flowers. Bronze Medal awarded us for this at World’s Fair, Chicago, 1893.
A new green-leaved, salmon tinted variety, of which much was expected. It does seem to hold its color well.
RHS Journal of 1895
Peter Henderson & Co, Catalogue 1897
Apricot, bordered with yellow.
The English Flower Garden, W. Robinson. 8th Edition, 1900
No decription, just a list of recommended specimens.