Tropical Yellow Canna Lily Plants are related to banana plants and are most often grown for their spring and summer flowers. Tropical Yellow Canna Lily Plants have wide, pointed leaves and glowing yellow flowers that grow in clusters on the tops of their long stems. Also called Arrowroot or Canna Lily, Cannas grow from seeds or rhizomes. The plants also send forth new shoots that cause the plants to spread. They do best in the ground in USDA Zones 7 to 12, or in pots in Zones 4 to 12.
Tropical Yellow Canna Lily Plants are not just pretty, but the plants also have edible roots, new shoots, and leaves. Cannas have been used for food since ancient times in Peru and Ecuador. Today Canna roots are used as a starch in Hawaii, Asia, and many islands in the Caribbean and Pacific. Add a few of these exotic herbaceous plants to the edible garden and enjoy bright yellow blooms from late spring until early fall.