If surrounding yourself with bright colors is your thing, if mixing electric colour tops with teal bottoms is your style, the canna is right up your alley. Certainly not for the timid, canna lilies are big and bold, with leaves that fall into the "large" to "huge" range and flowers that unfurl last. You'll find these horticultural Titans as warm-climate foundation plantings, along property lines in lieu of fences, and at the edges of ponds, reflected in the bright waters. Experiment with a few cannas and let your imagination go wild!
Scientific Name: Canna
Common Names: Canna lily (although it is not a true lily)
Flower Colours: bright yellow
Bloom Time: early summer
Maximum Reachable Height: upto 6feet
Difficulty to Grow: easy to grow
Sunlight: thrives in full sun
Soil: moist butwell-drained
Water: moderate, do not over-water
Fertiliser: use diluted water-soluble fertiliser or a slow-release granular product
The rhizomes of cannas are rich in starch, and it has many uses in agriculture.
All of the plant has commercial value:rhizomes for starch (consumption by humans and livestock), stems and foliage for animal fodder
young shoots as a vegetable
young seeds as an addition to tortillas
Ornamental Use: can be used as hedge