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Indian Shot

Canna indica

Also known as

African Arrowroot, Edible Canna, Purple Arrowroot, Sierra Leone Arrowroot, Queensland Arrowroot

Cannaindica2 by Arz (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Indian Shot

A close up of the red flowers of Canna indica
A close up of the red flowers of Canna indica
A photo of Indian Shot
A close up of the red flowers of Canna indica
A close up of the red flowers of Canna indica

Indian Shot Overview

This is a perennial species, the leaves are ovate-lance-shaped and dark green. The flowers are produced in racemes of bright red to orange medium blooms in the summer.

Common problems with Indian Shot

How to propagate Indian Shot

Division

You should sow the seeds in the spring or the autumn, divide the rhizomes in the early spring.

Rhizomes

Seed

Other uses of Indian Shot

Grown for their striking flowers and ornamental foliage. They are generally used for summer-bedding displays and container growing. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.