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Canna edulis stalk color
« on: October 29, 2022, 07:56:19 AM »
I have been growing these for a few years. I also have ornamental cannas in the yard. The original edulis have red stalks. I've collected their seed and propagated them. I now have cannas that have green stalks like the ornamental ones growing in some of the pots. Could these be edulis, just with green stalks or maybe a hybrid? Should they still be edible? Thanks! D

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2022, 01:30:22 PM »
Green stalk canna edulis is fairly common

They're usually propagated vegetatively

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2022, 07:24:34 AM »
Thank for the input. The ornamental ones that are naturalized in the yard have yellow flowers and the edulis have smaller red flowers. Should I assume any with yellow flowers are inedible? D

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2022, 01:02:19 PM »
Thank for the input. The ornamental ones that are naturalized in the yard have yellow flowers and the edulis have smaller red flowers. Should I assume any with yellow flowers are inedible? D

As far as I know, they should still be edible regardless. It isn't like cassava where the new seedlings can be much more toxic.

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Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2022, 06:51:44 AM »
Thanks! D

 

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