The genus Canna is widely grown for ornamental use.
Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world.
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From: Flore des serres et des jardins de l’Europe by Charles Lemaire and others.
Gand [Gent], Louis van Houtte, 1855, volume 10, plate 1055-1056. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 332 x 240 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 80The founder, publisher and part-editor of this lavish Belgian periodical was Louis van Houtte, the propietor of the largest nursery of its time on the continent. It appeared monthly for almost 40 years and was published by his own printing office in the middle of the gardens, the Horto van Houtteano. All the plants shown were for sale in his nursery and include many exotics. The work is notable for the craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and De Pannemaker, who had mastered the art of colour-printing from stone.
* Nissen BBI 2254; Great flower books p. 84; Stafleu & Cowan 15.921.
Canna tuerckheimii - Canna gigantea|
From: The botanical register by Sydenham Teast Edwards and others.
London, James Ridgeway, 1817, volume 3, plate 206. Hand-coloured engraving by White after Sydenham Edwards (sheet 290 x 227 mm with folds). Text enclosed.
€ 110Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis’s Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward’s botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.
*Pritzel 2621; Dunthorne 108; Great flower books p. 84; Nissen BBI 2379; Stafleu & Cowan 1625; Johnston 784.
Cannaceae - Canna
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureaux de la Revue, 1880, volume 6, plate 12. Chromolithograph (sheet 167 x 251 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914 giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, August van Geert & Hubert J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1892, volume 18, plate 21. Chromolithograph (sheet 167 x 252 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914, giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
Cannaceae - Canna
Sarah Hill + Maurice Mussey|
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1895, January - July, volume 47, plate 1019. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by Agnes Cook (sheet 223 x 285 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. … (Blunt & Stearn). The beautiful colour-plates of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication, were lithographed and printed by the Belgian firm G. Severeyns and its successor J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
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