Comments for WHO IS THIS SHORT LADY?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 16, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
This short lady is...
by: Clive Parker

Hi Dianne - Well fancy finding you here? :-)
As stated by Raelene, this short lady is most definitely 'Tropical Yellow' - No doubt about it! As well as their short stature, the prominent ribs on the leaves tend to give away the identity of most of the 'Tropical' series. Anyway, just thought I'd jump on the 'Tropical Yellow' ID bandwagon!

Mar 26, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Named Canna Tropical Yellow
by: Raelene from Cannas-Australia

Hi Dianne, I obtained this cultivar in 2005 with the pictured name tag attached stating the name Tropical Yellow; however I was informed that an Australian grower had renamed and was distributing Tropical Yellow under their chosen name of Tinkerbell, from what I know this info is correct and Tinkerbell is just a common synonym in Australia of Tropical Yellow. I ended up buying some tinkerbell off ebay and yes it matched my Tropical Yellow exactly. I believe names should be kept to what that of the breeder called them and I strongly disagree that any name should be changed just to get a quick sale or for any other reason, there would be many old plants from all garden horticulture species that are bought back onto the market under new names by a dishonest few nurseryman whilst some others may possibly not know any history of a pacific plant be it old or new and place a name upon it. I suppose we really have to keep an open mind as some renamed plants could be a new cultivar that closely resembles an old one. Regards Raelene

Mar 23, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thankyou!
by: Anonymous

Thankyou Raelene for the ID! I also did a bit of an internet search & found this canna was originally named 'Tinkerbell' by the hybridizers in Japan.
Should we call our cannas by the 'registered' name or the one given by the hybridizers in the first place?
Where possible, I label my cannas by the 'original' name & I know that many other canna enthusiasts do also .. what is the general concensis on this?
Cheers, Dianne. :)

Mar 23, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
looks like the cultivar named Tropical Yellow
by: Raaelene from Cannas-Australia

Hi Dianne, this looks like the cultivar named Tropical Yellow, these were raised in Japan and widely grown and distributed by seed, nice pics and you described it down to a tee, well done, thanks for sharing, regards Raelene


Dwarf Series Canna Tropical Yellow


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Yellow Garden Cannas.

Return to WHO IS THIS SHORT LADY?.