Achira (Canna edulis), potted plant, organic
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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. These are large potted plants in 3 gallon pots that may have to be depotted and bagged for shipment. Space plants 6 feet apart.
Potted plant, Certified Organically grown