Thor Dalebö.


Canna ‘Philadelphia’

(Crozy Group)

Origin WINTZER Antoine
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Red
Blooming Outstanding bloomer
Tillering Slow

Canna ‘Philadelphia’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, branching habit; clusters of flowers are open, self-coloured crimson, staminodes are large, edges regular, fully self-cleaning, outstanding bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and purple; tillering is slow.

Canna ‘Philadelophia’
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1898
Queen of Crimson Cannas.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1898
New Crimson Canna, Philadelphia. This splendid Canna originated here in 1896, has been tested in all parts of the country and is pronounced by all who see it the finest and most beautiful bright Crimson Canna yet produced.
THE QUEEN OF CRIMSONS. Far superior to all others in brightness and beauty of color. The Philadelphia grows about three feet high makes handsome well-balanced plants and bears splendid heads a of large finely expanded flowers, which fall of as they fade, and leave room for new ones which bloom out bright and clear during the whole season. It is a clean handsome grower; a true ever-bloomer, the best and brightest Crimson Canna for all purposes, now to be had.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
Philadelphia. 3 feet. An excellent dwarf crimson.
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Flowers saturn-red with a carmine glow. Leaves brown. Tall.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
A. Wintzer, 1901; flowers saturn-red with orange suffusion, leaves green, height over 80 cm.