Uses

Edible uses

Fruit

Root

Cooked as a Flour

Material uses

Seed

Dye

Stem

Leaves

Smoke as an Insecticide
Soaked, Cooked, Bleached, Blended as a Paper

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Root

Decoction as a VD, Gonorrhoea
Decoction as an Amenorrhoea

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - pre-soak for 24 hours in warm water and sow February/March in a warm greenhouse at 20°c[8][9]. Plant the seeds 2 - 5cm deep in individual pots[8]. Scarifying the seed can speed germination, especially if the seed has not swollen after being soaked[124, K]. The seed usually germinates in 3 - 9 weeks[9]. Grow the plants on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Division of the root clump as the plant comes into growth in the spring. Each portion must have at least one growing point. Pot up the divisions and grow them on in the greenhouse until they are well established and then plant them out in the summer.

Root cuttings.

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Cultivation

Requires a deep rich well-drained soil in a sunny position[10]. The plant has large leaves and dislikes windy conditions since this can tear the leaves to shreds[10].

This species is probably hardy in the mildest areas of Britain but even then it should be given a good mulch if left in the ground overwinter[8][10]. Plants have survived temperatures down to about -5°c overwinter with us[K]. This species is often grown as a summer bedding plant in Britain, especially in sub-tropical bedding schemes. In colder areas of the country the tubers can be harvested in late autumn after the top growth has been killed back by frost and stored over winter. They should be kept in a cool but frost-free place covered in moist soil or leaves[8]. Plants are cultivated for their edible root in the Tropics.

Slugs love the young growth in spring and can cause serious damage to plants[11].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Canna indica. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Canna indica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Canna indica
Genus
Canna
Family
Cannaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    1.5 x 0.6
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (32202/01/01)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Towle. M. A. The Ethno-Botany of Pre-Columbian Peru. ()
    3. ? 3.03.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (32202/01/01)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (32202/01/01)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Chakravarty. H. L. The Plant Wealth of Iraq. ()
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.56.66.76.8 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (32202/01/01)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 Bell. L. A. Plant Fibres for Papermaking. Liliaceae Press (32202/01/01)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (32202/01/01)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (32202/01/01)
    10. ? 10.010.110.210.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
    11. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (32202/01/01)
    12. ? ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (32202/01/01)



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