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Queensland Arrowroot

Better known as Canna Lily throughout Europe, despite the fact they are more closely related to bananas. Cultivated primarily as a food crop in India and warmer parts of the Americas, where young roots are eaten like potatoes or made into flour. The blooms too are edible, adding a tropical flavour to salads. Sadly plants are usually harvested before they can flower.

full sun

july – september

well-drained, moist