WHO IS THIS SHORT LADY?

by Dianne Larsen
(Tenterfield NSW Australia)

Unknown Yellow Spotted Very Short Canna

Unknown Yellow Spotted Very Short Canna

Unknown Yellow Spotted Very Short Canna
Closeup of Unknown Very Short Canna

Originally, I didn't like yellow cannas .. guess because it has never been my favourite colour & quite often 'over done' as a colour in gardens to the point of looking 'cheap'.

THEN I started being given different yellow cannas by friends & before I knew it, I was buying yellows with variegated blooms .. or is that variegated flowers with yellow? Anyway, I have quite a few different varieties now & look forward to the time each season that they are flowering at their best, so I may photograph them.
Amongst the cannas I have purchased, one is a mystery! She WAS supposed to be a 'white' & had been marketed as 'Tropical Moonlight' by a 'mail order' retailer.
Last year, it had one flower stem of a light yellow bloom (fades to almost white, from the centre outwards, as it ages) with pale red spots/streaks (that remain fairly pale red, but not pink, asit ages) but not good enough to photograph.
Now I have a better photo, could anybody tell me what it is? It has not grown any taller in 18mths than 43cm high from the ground to the tops of the flowers & no new shoots have gone any higher. The leaves are deep green, not overly bright but have obvious ribbing, short of course & quite straight. I know it is NOT 'Vandershoot' or 'En Evant'(La Garope)or a spotted version of 'Cleopatra' as I have them & it's nothing alike.
I hope someone can ID her for me, as I like my cannas to have correct names. She is 'cutey' & I will divide this one next year & add it to my garden borders .. guess I don't dislike yellow anymore!
Cheers, Dianne. :)

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