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Canna ‘Wyoming’

syns Biarritz, Emerald Sunset, G.V. King, Glow of Love, Liberté, Professor Lorentz, Professor Lorenz, Stellar Blut
(Italian Group)

Origin WINTZER Antoine
Height Tall
Foliage Dark
Form Spreading
Flower Orange
Blooming Good bloomer
Flowering July/August/September/October/Until frosts
Tillering Prolific
Awards 1907 RHS Highly Commended. 
2002 RHS AGM.

Canna ‘Wyoming’ is a tall Italian Group cultivar; bronze foliage, elliptical shaped, spreading habit; oval main stems, coloured purple; flowers are open, self-coloured orange, staminodes are large, good bloomer, flowers in July until frosts in northern temperate zone, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured purple; tillering is prolific.

The registration of this cultivar was confirmed in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society publication, called Horticulture, 1915. Vol.22. p.851. Dec.25 and shows that the introducer was Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA.

There has been confusion for many years, with many insisting that Luther Burbank introduced the cultivar, but the paragraph above and the RHS Trial information clearly dismiss this conjecture.

RHS Journal of 1907-8
198. Wyoming (Conrad), XXX 1907.— G.
Orange-yellow; flowers of good form ; foliage purple ; 3 feet.
RHS Journal of 1908-9
Featured in 1908 outdoor trials at Wisley.
Gladiolus-flowered, dark foliage and flowers orange.
Conard & Jones Catalogue, 1915
Wyoming. 7 feet. Blossoms orange-colored; of immense size; foliage is purple.
Sonderegger Catalogue, 1929
WYOMING. 7 feet. Orange-red. A beautiful new variety, with rich purplish-bronze foliage. Flowers are large as King Humbert and of good substance, bright orange, slightly rimmed and flaked with rose. A good Canna for the center of a bed. Price: 20c each; 10 for $1.70, post-paid.
John Telkamp, Holland, Catalogue 1935
Wyoming, large orange flowers with dark shades, purple foliage.
G.W. Park Seed Co, SC, USA, Catalog 1938
WYOMING, 5″. True orchid-flowering variety. Large orange flowers, purple foliage.
G.W. Park Seed Co, SC, USA, Catalog 1939
WYOMING, 5″. True orchid-flowering variety. Large orange flowers, purple foliage.
Burgess Seed and Plant Co, Catalogue 1939
WYOMING. Immense spikes of orange flowers with purplish-bronze foliage. 6 feet
Burgess Seed and Plant Co, Catalogue 1941
WYOMING. Immense spikes of orange flkowers with purple-bronze foliage. 6 feet.
Garden Flowers in Color by Daniel J. Foley
Immense spikes of orange flowers with recurved petals.
Burpee, USA, Catalog 1946
Wyoming. Orange flowers; stately bronze foliage. Rich and showy. 6 ft.
Montgomery Ward, USA, Catalogue 1949
WYOMING. Tall growing. Immense flower heads of apricot-bronze. Purple-bronze foliage. Orchid-flowering type.
Tropical Planting and Gardening, H.F. MacMillan, 5th Edition, 1954
Bronze or purple- leaved, similar to ‘Nero’.
Spring Hill Nurseries, Tipp City, Ohio, USA. Catalogue 1971
WYOMING – Perfectly formed bright orange flowers accented by striking dark red-dish-bronze foliage. Grows 5ft. tall.
Spring Hill Nurseries, Tipp City, Ohio, USA. Catalogue 1972
WYOMING. Perfectly formed bright orange flowers. dark reddish-bronze foliage. 5 ft.
Cannas for the Florida Landscape, by B. Tjia and R. J. Black, 1990
Wyoming, flowers orange bronze, foliage bronze, height 6.0′ (180 cm).
RHS New Dictionary of Gardening, 1992
Lvs bronze; fls orange.1
Louisiana Nursery Catalog, 1996
Giant Canna to 4 feet with large, clear bright orange flowers and bronzy leaves that are tinted purple.
Canna Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
A Wintzer 1906. Very tall, over 2m. Deep bronze foliage which can be quite leathery in a well grown plant, and very large flat pale orange flower. Very popular as a centrepiece plant.
Old House Garden, Ann Arbor, Michigan Internet, November, 2000
1906. Christopher Lloyd ranks this as one of his favourite Cannas. Its rich, leathery, dark bronze foliage and sunset-orange flowers (‘bright, yet by no means aggressive’) are Pennsylvania Canna-master Leon Wintzer’s most enduring legacy. 3-5 feet (3, $5.00 – 10, $14.75)
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(T) Probably the best known of all bronze-leaved Cannas. It bears, soft orange flowers on top of vigorous plants with massive dark-veined leaves. This cultivar was raised by Wintzer in 1906.
Confusingly, the name is sometimes used for any orange Canna with dark leaves. In Britain, there are at least three different forms available under this name. Probably he most correct is the one that has for many years also be sold under the name ‘Professor Lorentz’. It is very vigorous and makes a tall bold plant sometimes nearing 2·4m (8ft). It is widely available.
Burnt orange blossoms on burgundy foliage. Growth range from 3 to 4 feet.
Royal Horticultural Society, England – Canna Trial 2002
AGM after trial at Wisley 2002 from RHS Wisley. Tall with bronze foliage and orange flowers. This one also got an award in the last RHS Canna trial in 1906!
French Grown Stock
Height 0.8m. Bronze foliaqge. Orange flowers.
KAVB International Canna Checklist, September 2004
A. Wintzer, 1906; flowers tangerine-orange (RHS 24A), darker edged and blotched, purple-red towards centre, petals frilled, leaves brown, height over 80 cm. (2n=27)
Claines Canna Collection 2006
Summary: Very tall, striking plant with orange flowers and dark bronze foliage.
Size: Plant height 230cm. Foliage height 180cm.
Flower: Staminodes and labellum orange (25A), blushed and edged red (33A); stigma yellow-peach; stamen yellow-peach with yellow throat. Start of flowering 3 July.
Foliage: Leaves green (137A), heavily flushed with dark bronze (200A); main vein edged purple-red (187B); dark margin.
Origin: Canna x generalis ‘Wyoming’ Raised by Wintzer in 1906, and introduced by Luther Burbank.
Awards: 1906, Highly Commended at the R.H.S. indoor trials at Wisley.
2002, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) at the R.H.S. outdoor trials at Wisley.