Canna ‘Centenaire de Rozain-Boucharlat’ syns. Centenaire (Premier Group)
ORIGIN Rozain-Boucharlat, 1930 HEIGHT Medium, 1-2 metres FOLIAGE Green FORM Spreading FLOWER Pink FLOWERING Average bloomer
Canna ‘Centenaire de Rozain-Boucharlat’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, green margin, spreading habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are open, self-coloured cerise, staminodes are large, edges irregular, labellum is cerise with gold markings, stamen is cerise with gold markings, style is gold, petals red with farina, fully self-cleaning, average 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; tillering is slow.
Introduced by the partnership of Messrs Rozain and Boucharlat, one of the oldest French nursery houses, to celebrate their first 100 years of trading in 1930.
OriginRozain-Boucharlat, 1922 HeightMedium-sized FoliageGreen FormSpreading FlowerPink BloomingGood bloomer FloweringJuly through until frosts TilleringAverage AvailableSpecialist 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.
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.