What Dwarf Yellow Canna is this?
by Dianne Larsen
(Tenterfield NSW Australia)
Blooms from my plant last year.
This lovely short (to no more than 36inches in any clump) yellow flowering canna was purchased as 'Lemon Gem'.. BUT, the only info I have ever found refers to 'Yellow Gem' being a 'tall' canna.
I have grown this in 3 different positions in my gardens with various conditions eg. some have regular watering, some only have rain, one clump is in semi shade & 2 others are in full sun, except late afternoons. They ALL grow the same ..
The foliage is all the same colour .. just an 'ordinary' green, erect& tight clumping, sometimes missing a flowering season .. how dare they! .. I know it is not 'Burbank', 'Asia' or the 'tall Lemon Gem' as I've never purchased that, or 'Asia' .. all of those I have purchased as 'named varieties' from reputable sellers & they grow elsewhere in my garden.
I also know this is not the dwarf yellow originally bred by Takii & Co Japan ('Tinkerbell') now sold as 'Tropical Yellow'.
All my searching has been in vain .. and now I'm totally stumped, yet again!
ps. Is it one sold as 'Tropical Sunshine' .. origins & info on that one not known by me either.