Origin Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920
Blooming Good bloomer
Flowering August/September/October/Until frosts
Canna ‘Triomphe’ is a medium sized Premier Group cultivar; wavy green and purple variegated foliage, ovoid shaped, maroon margin, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured green + purple; round flower stalks, coloured purple; spikes of flowers are open, self-coloured carmine, staminodes are large, edges frilled, petals purple, fully self-cleaning, good bloomer, flowers in August until frosts in northern temperate zone, blooms open in the early morning; seed is low fertile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is slow.
L. Clause Catalogue, Spring 1929
Triomphe. – Feuillage pourpre. Fleur très grande, pétales arrondis. Rouge ponceau unicolore. Haut. 1 métre.
Vilmorin Catalogue, 1941
Feuillage brun. Très grandes fleurs rouge ponceau unicolore. Hauteur 1 m.
Brown foliage. Very big flowers evenly coloured corn-poppy red. Height 1 mt.
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) This has large, tangerine-orange flowers produced over bronze foliage. It could be the 1920 cultivar introduced by Vilmorin-Andrieux. Not readily available.
French Grown Stock
0.80m. Dark foliage. Red flowers.
KAVB International Canna
Checklist, September 2004
Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920; flowers carmine, leaves brown, height over 80 cm.
Summary: Bright scarlet, a magnificent flower, the largest we know. The blooms make a striking contrast against the coppery bronze foliage.
Size: Up to 90cm.
Flower: Large scarlet flowers.
Foliage: Bronze wavy leaves.
Origin: Hybridised by Vilmorin-Andrieux, 1920.