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Although most of the varieties of Cannas shown on this page (transcript below image with links to URLS with a photo of the variety where appropriate) are currently available, their popularity as a whole appears to be greater outside of the United States (where Cannas may be grown mostly in public settings where their almost aggressive colorfulness and size scale well to their surroundings).
Catalog page of Cannas
“DIAMOND” COLLECTION OF EVER-BLOOMING……..
These are the best varieties in cultivation. Always in bloom. They are not like the old varieties of Cannas that seldom flower, but are always covered with their large, handsome trusses of bloom. Be sure and give them a trial.
CULTURE.—The soil can hardly be too rich and porous. Equal parts manure, loam and sand, with a little peat, form the best mixture. Plants must be kept in a growing temperature of sixty degrees. Liberal supplies of manure-water are of great benefit. Always when growing keep well watered.
Florence Vaughn.—Conceded by all who have seen it to be the finest yellow spotted Canna. Flowers very large, of the most perfect form, with broad, overlapping petals, nicely rounded at the ends. Color a brilliant yellow, spotted with bright red. A strong, robust grower, and flowers very freely.
Egandale.—Without the least hesitation we pronounce this the best of all dark- leaved Cannas for bedding that has yet come under our notice. Flowers are of good size, and borne in compact heads, and in such profusion that a bed of them is a perfect mass of color unequaled by any other sort. The color is a deep currant-red, of a peculiar and pleasing shade; different from any other.
Charles Henderson.—Glowing crimson color, but of dwarf habit, growing about three feet in height, and bearing its immense, compact heads of bloom erect and well above the foliage. The form of the flowers is very fine indeed, well opened and of good substance, standing the sun well.
Paul Marquard.—The individual flowers are large, and the flower spikes very large, each flower standing out separately by itself. The flower is as fine as the finest orchid. The color is a bright salmon, with a carmine tint.
Alphonse Bouvier.—This is the grandest of all Cannas for outdoor bedding. It is a ver luxuriant grower in good ground. It begins to bloom very early, and is one continuous mass of crimson the entire season. The tips of the shoots are surmounted by immense clusters of bright crimson flowers of the very largest size, and nothing can excel their brilliance.
Flamingo.—Flowers four inches in diameter, with almost flat face, forming a spike of glowing crimson color. Once seen not soon to be forgotten. Very free, a plant often bearing three or four trusses at a time, and may almost be termed everblooming from the beginning to the end of the season.
Madame Crozy.—The color is a brilliant vermilion-scarlet, bordered with deep golden-yellow. The flowers are borne in great clusters, and in such profusion that they crown the plant with a blaze of glowing color.
J. D. Cabos.—A strong grower, leaves lanceolate, green, strongly shaded with purple, flowers stalks numerous, flowers large and round, color a rich apricot, with deeper shadings. Very striking.
PRICE OF PLANTS TO BLOOM THIS SPRING AND SUMMER, 15 CENTS EACH. THE SET OF EIGHT FOR $1.00. ANY FOUR FOR 50 CENTS.
NOVELTIES IN CANNAS
Italia.—The gigantic flowering Canna. This kind produces the largest flowers which have been obtained as yet in the way of Cannas. The plant grows about four and a half to six feet high. Numerous musa-like, glaucous leaves. Above the perfect foliage, which alone would be sufficient to render the plant beautiful, emerge numerous elegant, gigantic and wonderful spikes of flowers. The latter area enormous. The outer petals are scarlet, with a very broad, golden-yellow border. The inside of the blooms is scarlet and dark red. Exceedingly beautiful. Price, 25 cents each.
Queen Charlotte.—The sensation of the year in new plants. This is indeed a queen among Cannas, and the finest novelty of the season. Entirely distinct from any other variety offered. Flowers are very large, with broad, rounded petals, slightly recurved. They are borne in immense heads, well above the foliage, and are most striking in color. A bright orange-scarlet, deeply edged with bright canary-yellow. The plant is of dwarf habit, a sturdy, compact grower, with deep-green musa-like foliage. Price, 25 cents each.
Austria.—The new Orchid-flowered Canna. At last we have not only a clear, beautiful yellow-flowered Canna, but also a flower magnificent in size, fully twice as large as Madame Crozy and similar kinds. The flowers are truly gigantic in size, the three upper petals spreading fully seven inches, and the form is really semi-double. Toward the inner part the petals show fine crimson spots. All the rest of the flower is of a most beautiful, rich canary-yellow. A very strong grower, five to six feet high, with leaves with a texture like rubber. As a specimen, decorative, as well as a flowering plant for the greenhouse or private conservatory, it is the finest novelty in recent years. Price, 25 cents each.
Papa Canna.—Monsieur M. Crozy claims this variety as his finest variety to date, and it is certainly a grand addition to the already gorgeous array of reds. It is not quite three feet high. It bears immense spikes of flowers, the florets being f the grandest size and finest form. Color pure red. Very graceful in habit. Foliage light green. Produces a mass of blooms. Price, 25 cents each.