Canna edulis

An easily grown drought-tolerant tropical-looking perennial that yields striking vermillion flowers from May to October. Its rhizomes are used as a source of starch, much like arrowroot, and its roots and young shoots are a vegetable in many traditional cultures in South America.

Water: Drought tolerant, low water needs

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 5’ tall evergreen perennial

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: An adaptable tropical plant that prefers fertile, well-draining soil

Origin: Coastal areas and temperate valleys of Central and South America