Achira (Canna edulis), potted plant, organic

$9.00 $8.00

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 6 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically grown

Plants start shipping September 10th up until Nov 26. Order early to assure availability. If you have a preferred ship date, please leave a note in the “order comments” field at checkout.

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  1. Tim

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    Tim

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

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      During dormancy after at lease a season of growth.

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