Ruudde Block

La Gloire

Canna ‘La Gloire’

(Crozy Group)

Origin Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920
Height Medium
Foliage Dark
Form Branching
Flower Pink
Blooming Good bloomer
Tillering Average

Canna ‘La Gloire’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; bronze foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; round main stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, self-coloured apricot, staminodes are large, edges irregular, labellum is apricot, petals purple, 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 ‘La Gloire’ Ruudde Block
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Pure salmon flowers which are large while remaining tidy, and are very attractive. Largish labellum which is the same colour as the petals. Light bronze foliage. Tallish.
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Vilmorin-Andrieux 1948. Pure apricot flowers which are large while remaining tidy, and are very attractive. Bronze foliage. Tallish, typically 1·5m.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This lovely old cultivar has large, pale apricot-salmon flowers with ‘toothy’ petals. The foliage is bronze. It was raised by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1920 and is available from a few specialist nurseries.
French Grown Stock
1.4m. Dark foliage. Rose coloured flowers.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920; flowers orange, leaves brown, height over 80 cm.