In 2002, Mr Donnie Hallman of Deersprings Nursery, South Carolina, USA introduced his new cultivars for the year, which caused a stir at that time. One of the introductions was Canna 'Autumn Dragon'.
Mr Hallman was quoted as saying, "The flowers are light sherbet to peach and the foliage is dark. This is one of the lightest colored flowers on a dark leaf on the market. Great contrast between the foliage and the flower. Excellent! 3 ft. Tall. The breeding is C. 'Louis Cottin' x C. 'Rosy Leaf'".
Thanks to Sylvia Thomas, Texas, USA, for allowing us to use her copyrighted photograph.