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Prémices de Nice

Canna ‘Prémices de Nice’

(Foliage Group)

Origin ANNÉE Théodore
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Upright
Flower Multi-coloured
Blooming Average bloomer
Tillering Average

Canna ‘Prémices de Nice’ is a medium sized Foliage Group cultivar; green foliage, oval-acuminate shaped, white margin, upright habit; round main stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, yellow speckled with salmon, staminodes are long and narrow, fully self-cleaning, average bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are long and thin, coloured white; tillering is average.

This is the last known cultivar released by Théodore Anée, and is still being grown in France.

Canna ‘Prémices de Nice’
Le Canna, E. Chaté et fils, 1867
Subtropical Gardening - Robinson 1868
Stems and leaves like those of C. Annei, 3¼ ft, to 5 ft. high, Flowers very large, bright yellow, sometimes dotted with salmon-colour. Rootstocks conical and cylindrical, rather shorter than those of C. Annei. A very free-flowering and hardy variety.
Wilhelm Pfitzer Catalogue, 1881
Prémice de Nice
No details, other than price.
George Nicholson, The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, 1888.
Flowers bright yellow, very large. Stems and leaves like those of C. Annei