Canna indica L.

Indian Shot, African Arrowroot, Purple Arrowroot

Family: Cannaceae

Genus: Canna

Category: Perennial

Zones: 8 to 11

Size: 4 to 8' tall

Exposure: Sun


Large green leaves, red flowers - probably other colors too but now mixed with hybrids of C. indic a and Canna x generalis and so it is hard to distinguish which are pure species.


Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 1 in 1753.

Native to Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.


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