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Roi Soleil

Canna ‘Roi Soleil’

syn Rio Soliel
(Crozy Group)

Origin Vilmorin-Andrieux
Height Medium
Foliage Green
Form Branching
Flower Red
Tillering Average
Awards 2002, Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Canna ‘Roi Soleil’ is a medium sized Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, branching habit; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured cardinal-red, throat cardinal-red with gold spots, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, 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 purple; tillering is average.

Vilmorin Catalogue, 1941
(Vilmorin 1930)
Feuillage vert. Trés grandes fleurs rouge cerise. Hauteur 1 mt. 40

King Sun. Green foliage. Very big flowers cerise red. Height 1 mt. 40.
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Vilmorin-Andrieux 1930. Smallish flowers but of a very net appearance, blood red but with a trace of yellow in the centre. Green foliage. Medium height 1.2m. One of the earliest Cannas to flower.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This aristocratic plant has vivid cardinal-red flowers with gold markings in the throat. Each flower is quite large with a frilly edge to the petals. The stems are soft purple and bear deep glossy green leaves. It was raised in 1930 by Vilmorin-Andrieux. Relatively easy to obtain.
Royal Horticultural Society, England – Canna Trial 2002
AGM after trial at Wisley 2002 from Pierre Turc, France, EU. A low growing Canna with red flowers and green leaves. Surprising that this got an award.
French Grown Stock
Height 0.9m. Green foliage. Dark red flowers.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1930; flowers blood-red (RHS 46B), striped and blotched yellow in the centre, leaves green, height over 80 cm.
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: A medium height clump of deep glossy green leaves, borne on soft purple stems and topped with vivid, cardinal-red flowers with gold markings in the throat.
Size: Medium height clump.
Flower: Vivid cardinal-red flower with gold markings in the throat.
Foliage: Deep glossy green leaves, borne on soft purple stems.
Origin: Raised by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1930.
Awards: 2002, ‘Award of Garden Merit’ (AGM) in the RHS trials, Wisley.