Canna Lily

Canna indica Open Pollinated

  • Herbaceous perennial to 180cm
  • Showy red flowers
  • Edible leaves and tubers

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Canna Lily' seeds

Canna indica

Synonyms: Canna edulis

  • Herbaceous perennial to 180cm
  • Showy red flowers
  • Edible leaves and tubers

A herbaceous clump-forming perennial growing to 180cm with upright stems sheathed in large green leaf blades with pointed tips. The showy red flower clusters are held above the leaves and bloom from spring to autumn. Flowers are followed by large greed seed pods. Plants die back in winter and reshoot in spring, spreading by rhizomes.

The small white tubers are edible and can be used as a potato substitute or made into flour and used as a thickener. Young leaves and shoot tips can be eaten as a vegetable and large leaves can be used to wrap food. The large leaves are also a good source of 'chop and drop' mulch. Suited to growing in beds and borders, for screening, mass planting and in large containers.

Native to tropical areas of Central and South America. Also known as 'Queensland Arrowroot', 'Canna' and 'Indian Shot'.

Note: Canna is considered invasive in some council areas of Australia; check before planting.

Seeds per gram: 7
Product code: I2-08

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Germinate seeds in water
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Spring, summer and autumn
Germination 2-7 days @ 18-23°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 180cm
Position Full or part sun, moist soil
Days Until Maturity 2-3 years

*Notes: Scarification is necessary.

How To Grow



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