This plant comes in a wide variety of colors and the leaves can be variegated as well. Many beautiful canna lilies are a product of hybridization. They require about 6-8 hours of sun for healthy growth and they do need to be protected from the cold in winter.
Canna leaves are in themselves quite beautiful and come in a wide variety of colors and shapes - curved, curly. In India, the leaves are processed to make paper. In other instances, the seeds are made into jewelry, or become part of a musical instrument or may be added to a gourd to make the rattling sound.
In Thailand, the Canna is given as a traditional gift on Father's Day. In South America, cannas were grown as a starchy food source derived from the rootsource, particularly in Ecuador and Peru. For information about how to grow canna lilies or to purchase a canna lily, go to www.easytogrowbulbs.com.