Canna ‘President Carnot’
Origin CROZY Antoine
Canna ‘President Carnot’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green and purple variegated foliage, oval shaped, maroon margin; round main stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, orange-red with a pink blush, staminodes are large, edges regular, petals purple with farina, fully self-cleaning, blooms open in the early morning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is average.
F.R. Pierson, Garden and Forest Journal, 1894
Without mentioning the well-known Madame Crozy
, Mr. Pierson considers Count Horace de Choiseul and President
Carnot the best of the older sorts, although they have never attained the popularity of some other varieties. The first of these is a dwarf plant, with large flowers of a deep carmine, and President
Carnot has chocolate maroon foliage, with good-sized heads of orange-scarlet flowers.
Garden and forest. / Volume 10, Issue 493. [August
4, 1897, miscellaneous front pages, i-ii
PRESIDENT CARNOT.-Orange-scarlet suffused with pink; a beautiful color, good-sized heads with large flowers; foliage, brilliant chocolate-maroon; one of the finest dark-leaved sorts, distinct and good.
RHS Journal of 1895
Carnot (Vilmorin et Cie.). Flowers very large,
orange -scarlet, faintly spotted with crimson ; rich purple foliage.
Peter Henderson & Co, Catalogue 1897
A majestic variety with dark chocolate foliage; flowers deep scarlet.
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley.
Gladiolus-flowered, dark foliage and flowers orange, orange-red.
Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
A Crozy, 1889. Flowers deep red slightly yellow in the centre. Foliage bronze. Medium height, to 1·7m.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) The deep-red flowers of this one have some yellow in the throat. It has dark foliage. This old cultivar was originally raised by Crozy sometime before 1889.
KAVB International Canna
Checklist, September 2004
A. Crozy 1889; flowers tomato-red (RHS 44B), slightly striped yellow to the centre, leaves brown, height over 80 cm.
Summary: Orange-scarlet blooms suffused with pink; a beautiful colour and good-sized heads for a Crozy hybrid, with large flowers. The foliage is a brilliant chocolate-maroon and is one of the finest dark-leaved sorts. A heritage plant that is still distinct and good.
Flower: Orange-scarlet blooms suffused with pink; a beautiful colour and good-sized heads for a Crozy hybrid, with large flowers.
Foliage: A brilliant chocolate-maroon and is one of the finest dark-leaved sorts.
Origin: Raised by Monsieur Crozy, Lyons, France, EU before 1889.