Related to bananas and ginger, Canna Lillies have broad leaves sometimes red or green in color. Canna Lily foliage is as beautiful in landscaping as the flowers which range from yellow, orange, and reds. Although tropical they thrive in mild climates. Canna Lillies grow rather tall 6 to 9 feet tall. They were originally introduced to Europe from West Indies.
Canna Lily grows from underground rhizomes much like Irises, interestingly these rhizomes are used to make starchy flour, in fact in Vietnam they use this flour to make noodles. Canna Lillies bloom in the summer and tolerate most types of soils, they do love sunshine. Plant the rhizomes 2 to 3 inches deep in a soil broken down and mixed with compost. Canna Lily is perennial and easy to grow in the sun.