Canna indica — Wild Canna Lily — 20 Seeds
Common Names: Wild Canna Lily, Indian Shot, Edible Canna
Botanical Name: Canna indica
Plant Family: Cannaceae
Native Range: Most of South America, Central America, the West Indies, and the Southeastern United States
Life Cycle: Tropical annual or perennial that can be lifted and stored at the end of the growing season where not hardy
Hardiness Zone: USDA 8a-11
Habit: Plants grow 4-8 feet tall x 1-2 feet wide.
Sun/Soil: Full sun in moist soil
Germination/Sowing: Needs to be scarified in order to germinate. These seeds have a very hard shell. (Additional instructions will be included with seeds.)
Growing/Care: This is the species Canna that drives hummingbirds wild with delight. Although they prefer damp soil, they can grow in average soil as well.
Harvesting: Seeds are harvested in the fall after pods begins to dry.
Culinary Uses: Roots are edible. They can be eaten raw but are usually baked.
Medicinal Uses: None
Themes/Designs: Waste water, Tropical, Edible landscape, HummingbirdAdditional Notes: Seeds can be used for crafts, jewelry making, or in musical instruments (shakers).