HeightMedium FoliageDark FormBranching FlowerRed BloomingGood bloomer TilleringAverage AwardsRHS 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.
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.