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Achira (Canna edulis), potted plant, organic

(2 customer reviews)

$7.50$19.95

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.   Space plants 3 to 6 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically grown

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  1. Leslie

    Beautiful!

    Leslie (verified owner)

    The six plants were sturdy, beautifully formed. Wonderful specimens which were very well packaged. So pleased!

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    Tim

    When is the best time to harvest Achira Tubers/Rhizomes?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      During dormancy after at lease a season of growth.

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    • Marlissa Gibbs

      I have several different colours of Cannas. Orange, Red, Yellow and Peach. Are mine the same as this one? I live in Texas.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Marlissa, Probably your red Canna is the same as our Achira. This is the base form. Richo

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