Canna ‘Madame Angèle Martin’
syns Angèle Martin, Pink Snow
Origin Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1915
Canna ‘Madame Angèle Martin’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; dark foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, branching habit; triangular main stems, coloured green + purple; flowers are open, salmon tinged with yellow, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals green, fully self-cleaning, 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 white; tillering is average.
Brockings Exotics Catalogue, 1997
(T) pale pewter bronze foliage, flowers soft apricot suffused rose
Flowers cream salmon pink. Leaves green Short
Old House Garden, Ann Arbor, Michigan Internet, November, 2000
Introduced in 1915. Angelic flowers – golden-apricot suffused with pink, like a Tahitian sunrise. And angelic foliage – ‘pale pewter-bronze’, to quote my friend Ian Cooke of the British National Collection of Cannas. And exceptionally rare, having just been reintroduced by us from France. How can you resist? 3-5 feet (1, $8.25 – 10, $61.00).
Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Vilmorin-Andrieux 1915. Flowers pale salmon-pink tinged yellow. Leaves brown. Shortish, up to 1m.
Medium height, bronze foliage. Large flowers of pure pinky apricot. £10.00 for 3 rhizomes.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) A lovely old cultivar with flowers in soft apricot, blushed with rose. The foliage is a pale pewter-bronze. Altogether the effect is very subtle. It was raised by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1915. Available in British and European nurseries.
Rivendell Botanic Garden, List January 2001
Orange flowers, reddish green leaves.
French Grown Stock
1.4m. Dark foliage. Pale pink flowers.
KAVB International Canna
Checklist, September 2004
Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1915; flowers salmon-pink, tinged yellow, leaves brown, height over 80 cm.
Summary: David Clulow in Venezuela reports: “A superb parent as it is dominant for self cleaning as are virtually all its hybrids, even with the worst non self cleaning mate, have produced seedlings which are all self cleaning.” A medium sized, solid clumper this bronze leaved icon produces really special salmon-pink blooms tinged with yellow. It has lasted the course of time because of its special qualities.
Size: 140-160cms (4’6″-5’3″)
Flower: Salmon-pink, tinged yellow.
Foliage: Brown leaves.
Origin: Vilmorin-Andrieux, France, EU, 1915.