A couple weeks ago I decided that one of the spots where I put Cannas was just wrong, nothing stopping Cannas from creeping into other plants in that bed. Last June I buried around 8 nice-sized chunks of rhizome. When I dug them out, I cut off the stems at the rhizome, shook off all of the dirt, cut off most of the roots, and had 2 5-gallon buckets full of rhizomes. That's an amazing increase. I've shared them with 5 other people, and relocated some, but wow, apparently at any time there's a ton of excess in any given spot.
Apparently these are edible in several ways, confirmed on another site. Well that's cool, especially if they're going to multiply this fast. I'm not into trying to make the starch thing, but would like to try the sliced stem in stir fry, and wrapping food in leaves. Is anyone using Canna culinarily? Please elaborate.
This is another spot of them.