Category Archives: 1906 RHS Canna Trials

Canna ‘Triumph’


A small Crozy Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, spreading habit; round stems, coloured green; panicles of flowers are open, self-coloured scarlet, staminodes are medium size, edges regular; fertile both ways, not true to type or self-pollinating, capsules globose; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white and pink; tillering is average.

Introduced by Antoine Wintzer of The Conard & Jones Co., West Grove, PA, USA. Not to be confused with C. ‘Triomphe’, which was a later introduction. This fine cultivar featured in the 1907 and 1908 RHS Canna Trials, but without award.

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Canna ‘Jupiter (1)’


A medium sized Italian Group cultivar; green foliage, oblong shaped, branching habit; panicles of flowers are open, scarlet with a narrow yellow margin, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple with farina, not self-cleaning; seed is sterile, pollen is low fertile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured pink and purple; tillering is prolific.

This is a heritage plant that featured in the 1906 RHS Canna Indoor Trials, without an award. Unfortunately, a cultivar with the same name is registered as having been introduced by Georges Truffaut, France in 1952; flowers reddish carmine, leaves green, height over 80cm.