The National Bedding Plant of the USA
The 1915 Catalogue of the Conard & Jones Co, USA, proudly exclaimed that Canna was the National Plant of the USA. Now bear in mind that Conard & Jones were the world’s largest rose growers and were later responsible for introducing Rosa ‘Peace’ after World War 2, and yet here they were proclaiming the Canna as the USA’s National Bedding Plant! Antoine (Leon) Wintzer was responsible for introducing the companies new varieties.
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