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Achira (Canna edulis), potted plant, organic

$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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    • Kay

      I have a question and can’t find the question button.
      Do these multiply on their own? If so, how readily and easily?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Achira makes seeds–very satisfying, heavy, round black seeds. they generally do not self-seed but you can collect the seeds and start them in the usual manner. you can also divide the crowns. so basically the plant does multiply but it generally needs help in doing this.

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    • Kay

      I would appreciate some guidance on all plants that grow in seasonal wetlands forest conditions in zone 9 (or 8-10I Plants, trees and anything else.
      I want to do some planting for food naturalizing in this seasonal wetland forest.
      Our natural soil is acidic, based on the pine trees everywhere, and I want to grow as much.. food, medicine, fruit, nuts, herbals, etc..
      We will be amending the soil as needed, but would love to start with what is happy there.
      Many thanks in advance,
      Kay

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Achira
      Ashitaba
      Basil
      Burdock
      Cayenne
      Cherry
      Chickweed
      Cramp Bark
      Dandelion
      Elderberry
      Garlic
      Ginger
      Gotu Kola
      Hawthorne
      Mulberry, White
      Nettles
      Passionflower
      Pumpkin, Styrian
      Savory
      Thyme
      Tulsi
      Udo

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  2. Question

    Tim

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

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      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

      Admin Richo Cech

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

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