Canna ‘Kansas City’
syns TyTy Golden Ribbon
(Variegated Group)(Crozy Group)
Origin WADDICK J., USA
Blooming Low bloomer
Canna ‘Kansas City’ is a small Crozy Group cultivar; green and yellow variegated foliage; flowers are open, yellow with red spots, staminodes are medium size, edges irregular, fully self-cleaning, low bloomer, blooms open in the early morning; seed is sterile, pollen is sterile; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is average.
Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., 2000
This unusual Canna
adds to the ever increasing line of variegated foliage Cannas. From our plant-nut friend, Jim Waddick, comes this sport discovered in Kansas City, MO. The foliage has irregular 1 inch wide sectoral patterns, alternating green and chartreuse. In late summer, the clumps are topped with large bright butter yellow flowers. Visitors have been after these for years….a true collector’s item ($18)
Handbook, Keith Hayward. Edition 1.06. © September 2000
Waddick. A new American variegated-leaf Canna
, green with streaks of creamy-green. Butter yellow flowers. Short.15
Ian Cooke, The Gardeners Guide to Growing Cannas
(M) The green leaves of this cultivar are irregularly variegated with lemon-yellow and lime. It is a variable grower, which can look spectacular but because of its mutant nature often produces poorly variegated shoots that are very disappointing and may even look diseased. It has yellow flowers and was raised by J. Waddick. There is some debate as to whether ‘Munchkin
’ is distinct as it is reputed to come from a different source. It also looks very similar to ‘TyTy Golden Ribbon
Summary: A small variegated plant with broad green foliage with irregular streaks of lemon-yellow and lime.
Size: Height 80 cm.
Flower: Large fawn spotted yellow flowers Aug-Oct.
Foliage: Broad green foliage with variegated streaks of lemon-yellow and lime.
Origin: Discovered in Kansas City, MO, USA by James Waddick.
Blooming Low bloomer
Flowering July through until frosts
Available Specialist growers only
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