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Dorothy S Canna

Posted by stharper (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 11, 10 at 22:49

I am trying to find the Dorothy S canna. It is a sport of President developed by my great grandfather. He shipped them all over the country in the early 1940s. In 1943 he shipped 25000 to American Bulb Co in Chicago. If you know where I can find some, please email me at sharpr43@gmail.com. Thank you.


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RE: Dorothy S Canna

Unfortunately you are not providing much information that would aid some of our historic research. Is the actual name of your grandfathers canna simply C. Dorothy S? Did your grandfather register the cultivar with the SAF (Society of American Florist) or one of the horticultural societies? What was his name?
The American Bulb Company certainly did exist in the 1940s but I have never seen a canna list published by them. The 1940 era was preoccupied with the war beginning in Europe and much of the horticulture industry began to decline in favor of "Victory Gardens" producing staple items for their consumption. Can you give a description for this cultivar?
Sorry that this is of little help, but there were hundreds of new canna cultivars being released in this time frame. Almost all those cannas have been lost.
Regards,
Kent


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