China Doll Canna Lily Plants are related to banana plants, but instead of growing bananas these herbaceous tropical plants grow striking pink-red flowers on tall stalks. China Doll Canna Lily Plants have deep green spade-shaped leaves that give the plants one of their common names: Arrow Root. China China Doll Canna Lily Plants reach heights of up to thirty-six inches and can be cultivated by seeds or by transplanting the rhizomes. The bright flowers start to bloom in early to mid-summer and keep going until winter sets in.
China Doll Canna Lily Plants have edible roots and leaves and are a colorful addition to the edible landscape. Grow China Doll Canna Lily Plants in the ground within USDA Zones 7 to 12, or in pots in Zones 4 to 12. They like full sun or partial shade, moist soil, and plenty of water. China Doll Canna Lily Plants are great for planting near their banana relatives, and they make great plants to fill in beds, since they multiply and spread easily. They are easy to grow, provide edible leaves and roots, and provide brilliant pink-red color all summer long.