You will receive one live plant 6 to 12 inches tall just like the ones in the last 2 pictures. (Not flowering yet) I will only ship on a Monday or Tuesday to ensure your live plant gets to you before the weekend so it does not sit in the post office. Please no PO boxes.
Canna indica is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 & zone 7-12 (US) and is frost tender. The flowers are hermaphrodite. It is in flower from Aug to October, and the seeds ripen in October. That's what it says online but I live in Key West, Florida and mine started blooming in March / April. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers full sun and moist soil.
Edible Parts: Fruit; Root.
Root - cooked. The source of 'canna starch', used as an arrowroot. The arrowroot is obtained by rasping the root to a pulp, then washing and straining to get rid of the fibers. The very young tubers are eaten cooked, they are sweet but fibrously. Roots contain about 25% starch. There is one report that this plant has an edible fruit but this is somewhat dubious, the fruit is a dry capsule containing the very hard seeds.