Courtesy of Alice Harris

Prince Charmant

Canna ‘Prince Charmant’

(Crozy Group)

Origin Rozain-Boucharlat, 1922
Height Medium-sized
Foliage Green
Form Spreading
Flower Pink
Blooming Good bloomer
Flowering July through until frosts
Tillering Average
Available Specialist growers only

Canna ‘Prince Charmant’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, transparent margin, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green + farina; triangular flower stems, coloured green + farina; flowers are reflexed, self-coloured carmine, throat pale yellow with a carmine blush, staminodes are medium size, edges frilled, labellum is carmine, stamen is pale yellow heavily spotted with carmine, style is yellow, petals green, 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 white and pink; tillering is average.

Canna ‘Prince Charnmant’ Courtesy of Alice Harris
Hart Canna, 2000, Internet October 2000
Flowers carmine rose. Leaves green. Tall.
Old House Garden, Ann Arbor, Michigan Internet, November, 2000
1892. The flower spikes of this courtly Canna nod in graceful arcs, as if bowing to Cinderella. One of the most truly ‘gladiolus-flowered’ of that very old group of Cannas, it’s deep, deep watermelon rose. Extra rare, reintroduced by us from France. Green leaves 3-5 feet (1, $8.50 – 10, $63).
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This handsome old cultivar has large, deep watermelon-rose flowers, generously produced. There is a touch of yellow in the throat. The intensity of pigment in this flower makes the colour quite distinct. It has green leaves and a white farina on the flower stem. Raised in 1892 but is only available from specialist nurseries.
French Grown Stock
1m. Grren foliage. Carmine rose flowers.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Flowers carmine-rose, leaves green, height over 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A medium sized heritage plant with green leaves and gladiolus-like watermelon-rose blooms.
Size: Medium
Flower: Gladiolus-like watermelon-rose blooms.
Foliage: Green, with farina on the stem.