Canna 'Florence Vaughan'

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Canna 'Florence Vaughan'
Canna Florence Vaughan RBGMelb.jpg
Cultivated at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
Cultivar group'Crozy Group'
Cultivar'Florence Vaughan'
BreederA. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1889
OriginFrance, 1892

Canna 'Florence Vaughan' is a medium Crozy Group canna cultivar; green foliage, oval shaped, branching habit; oval stems, coloured green; flowers are open, yellow with red spots, staminodes are medium size, edges regular, fully self-cleaning; 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 average. Introduced by A. Crozy, Lyon, France in 1892.

In the 1990s there was confusion over this heritage cultivar and an Italian Group cultivar with pale yellow background and orange blobs (correctly called C. 'Roma') was widely called by this name. Several other similar Italian Group cultivars were also given this name as a synonym, but examination of the evidence from early adverts and catalogues shows there is no grounds for confusing these cultivars with C. 'Florence Vaughan'.


  • Canna 'Florence Vaughn' - confined to USA, but actually refers to C. 'Roma'
  • Canna 'Florence Waughn' - confined to EU, but actually refers to C. 'Roma'


Canna (Crozy Group) Florence Vaughan', advert from 1894.
  • Prof. L.H. Bailey, Garden & Forest 1893
  • Garden and forest. / Volume 7, Issue 326. [May 23, 1894, miscellaneous front pages, i-ii]
  • F.R. Pierson, Garden and Forest Journal, 1894
  • Theophilus Hatfield, Garden & Forest, 1896
  • Peter Henderson & Co, Catalogue 1897
  • RHS Journal of 1898-9
  • Railton & Co., Australia, 1900–1903
  • RHS Journal of 1907-8
  • RHS Journal of 1908-9

Horticultural catalogues[edit]

  • Allen's Nurseries, Ohio, USA. Catalog 1944
  • Sonderegger Catalogue, 1929
  • The I.W. Scott Co., Pittsburgh. PA, USA, Catalogue 1939

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