Apricot Frost Canna Lily Plants are banana relatives with broad leaves and bright flower clusters that reproduce both by seeds and by rhizomes. This exotic showpiece can quickly fill a bed with 4-foot canes, spade-shaped leaves, and flowers from mid-summer to the first frost. Cannas are usually grown for their ornamental value, but Apricot Frost Canna Lily Plants have edible leaves and roots. Canna edulis (also called Canna indica) is the traditional Canna used for food, but all Cannas are edible. Apricot Frost Canna has bright orange blooms that can be solid orange, or also display infrequent specks of darker red-orange or lighter peach.
The Apricot Frost Canna Lily Plant is suited for growing outdoors in USDA Zones 8 to 11, and in pots in Zones 4 to 11. The rhizomes can reach up to one foot in length, and the edible leaves grow to twelve inches by six inches or more. The Apricot Frost Canna Lily Plant likes full sun or partial shade, and damp, rich soil. They are great along pond shores or in low-lying areas where lack of drainage may prohibit other plants from thriving. Add the striking Apricot Frost Canna Lily Plant to your edible landscape and experience one of the world’s oldest known food crops.