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Geoffrey St. Hilaire

Canna ‘Geoffrey St. Hilaire’

(Crozy Group)

Height Medium
Foliage Dark
Form Branching
Flower Red
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Average
Awards RHS First Class Certificate, 1888

Canna ‘Geoffrey St. Hilaire’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; round main stems, coloured purple + farina; half-round flower stems, coloured purple + farina; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured salmon-red, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals red with farina, 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.

Canna ‘Geroffrey St. Hilaire’
RHS 1888
First Class Certificate (J. Veitch 1888)
RHS Journal of 1889
Foliage stained with vinous purple, flowers vivid scarlet.
Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1890
Tall. Leaves dark blood-red. Flowers magnificent capuchin red (dark ruby red) with magenta border. Splendid.
Garden and forest. / Volume 7, Issue 326. [May 23, 1894, miscellaneous front pages, i-ii] GEOFFREY ST. HILLAIRE.-Best dark-leaved Canna that can be offered cheap. Dark maroon-colored leaves with a dark metallic or bronze lustre. Flowers light salmon-scarlet.
Henry A. Dreer nursery, advert in Garden & Forest, 6 June 1894
No details just listed in advert.
RHS Journal of 1895
L'Illustration Horticole, 15 March 1895
Very large flowers, bright nasturtium red, enormous flower spikes. Flowers dark purple.
Peter Henderson & Co, Catalogue 1897
A grand variety. Large flowers of a deep orange shade; very large flower spike; foliage chocolate color.
The English Flower Garden, W. Robinson. 8th Edition, 1900
No decription, just a list of recommended specimens.