Achira (Canna edulis), packet of 5 seeds, organic
Family: Canna (Cannaceae)
Hardy to Zones 7 to 12
(Indian Shot) Broadleaved perennial to 5 feet, native to South America and West Indies. The plant may act as an herbaceous perennial in colder zones and may be mulched to overwinter. The tubers are a source of starch, very similar to arrowroot, which this plant resembles. The rhizomes and young sprouts are edible, mild tasting, gummy when fresh, tasty, high in potassium and protein. Plant prefers full sun and deep, moist soils. It is tolerant of clay and a wide range of pH, including acidic and alkaline. Scarify seeds on medium sandpaper and soak overnight in warm water, then plant in warm conditions. Germination takes 20 to 90 days. Long germination times but dependable. Work plants up in pots. Space plants 6 feet apart.
5 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown