Known as Sarvajjaya in Hindi, Metta Tamara in Telegu, Kele Phool in Kokani, and Kardal in Marathi, this beautiful Canna generalis plant variety produces a salmon/peach color flower. These plants typically grow about 3-4 feet tall. They can handle from partial to full sun, and need minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight, and thrive in full sun conditions.
Canna seeds have traditionally been used to make ornamental beads for jewelry. In Indonesia, it i commonly referred to as the prayer bead flower, as its seeds are perfect for Buddhist mala's. The rhizomes contain a sweet tasting edible starch, that now through its commercial cultivation is used to make things from vermicelli, to white wine. As a more recenlt innovation, this starch has been utilized to make biodegradable plastic products.
The Cannova series is characterized by their large leaves, compact bushy growth habit, and multiple shoot formation.
It is best to plant these in the spring after your last frost and the soil is around 60 degrees. They prefer a loose, well draining soil. If buying multiple Canna plants, it is good to space them at least 1-1.5 ft apart. Cannas Cannova are heavy feeders and will flourish if properly nourished. They do well with heavily fortified soil and regular high nitrogen flower fertilizer application(or a slow release fertilizer for fewer applications).
*Canna's can be brought inside during the winter, either as cleaned rhizome or in a pot and replanted out doors the following year.
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