Gardeners' Chronicle, p 417 (December 11, 1897)
Dubious Dahlia Crosses

HYBRIDS.—M. MARTIN-CAHUZAC has sent to the editor of the Semaine Horticole six flowers said to be the result of a cross between a Chrysanthemum and a Dahlia. The evidence of hybridisation does not appear to have been very marked. A week or two ago, Mr. E. J. LOWE sent us flowers of a cross between a Sunflower and a Dahlia; the flowers were those of a Dahlia, but the central disc was proportionately larger and deeper. Improbable as such crosses appear, it would be rash to assert that they are not possible. Very often the application of the foreign pollen seems to induce enhanced growth of the seedling without actual change of form having taken place. [Italics added]

The Garden. 53(1365): 45 (January 15, 1898)

The Semaine Horticole for the 27th Nov. might almost be termed a special Chrysanthemum number, for it is largely devoted to the flower, and contains a number of Chrysanthemum illustrations in black and white and special articles on various subjects connected with the cultivation of it. In one of the articles entitled “A new race of Chrysanthemums,” reference is made to the crossing of the Dahlia with the Chrysanthemum. M. Cahuzac, it appears, has made the experiment and forwarded to the editor six of these hybrid flowers. They are all described as being of dark colours, three of them being globular in form, two more or less flat, and the sixth having the centre florets raised up, forming a kind of aigrette. Further particulars may be expected. C.H.P.

Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society clxxxiv
General Meeting, October 11, 1898
Dahlia crossed with the Sunflower

Mr. Lowe, F.B.S., sent fresh examples of his supposed hybrid. They were very much arrested in growth and malformed, but they would otherwise be regarded as Dahlias. It may be observed that M. Martin Cahuzac attempted to cross the Dahlia with the Chrysanthemum, but in his case, as with Mr. Lowe, the supposed hybrid did not appear to be very marked. (Gardeners' Chronicle, Dec. 11, 1897, p. 417.)