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edible cannas

 
Leah Sattler
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Does anyone know where I could get my hands on a cultivar most suitable for consumption? Ornamental cannas are practically a weed on my place after I introduced them several years ago. I can't kill them so I might as well utilize themand plant some that are most sutiable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canna_Agriculture_Group
 
Dave Boehnlein
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You will want to look for Canna edulis (common name Achira). I'd recommend getting some rhizomes from someone (not seed) and giving them a whirl.

If you have trouble finding someone with rhizomes you can order them from http://karcheskycanna.com/ (be aware that they list them as "Anchiras" instead of "Achiras".

Good luck!

Dave
 
Leah Sattler
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super! thanks dave. I will start passing the word around that I am looking for rhizomes and hunt a few online and local places.
 
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