4 Responses to “Edible Canna Lilies”

  1. I have studied foraging for decades, and I love the idea of incorporating wild edible flowers and plants into my diet. I have been looking at domesticated plants and flowers as edibles for a while now, but I’m a little more careful about them because of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).

    ALL plants and flowers are now subject to being genetically modified. We are all becoming more aware of Monsanto, their goal to corner the seed market, and their efforts to genetically modify ALL seeds for copywrite purposes. GMO fruits and vegetables, as well as processed food products that incorporate GMO foods, have recently been linked to cancer, and apparently are contributing to a variety of other illnesses and ailments.

    Any “hybrid” plant comes from genetically modified seeds. ALL other seeds and plants are at risk of having been in the hands of Monsanto. Not all GMO products are labeled as such. Monsanto fights labeling. So it’s important to ask your grower if the seeds or plants you are purchasing are GMO if it concerns you, but especially if you plan on eating them.

    I love canna lilies. I planted some for my mother a few years ago. I’ll look into their edible qualities with pleasure!

  2. lovely says:

    I have fed my cows this plant,i must say they love it…however i have not tried eating it. I hope i will have some courage to do so in the future. thanks for the good info

  3. Greg Baker says:

    There are many varieties and colors of Canna. Does it matter what color/variety for being edible?


  4. Ken says:

    I could not find any data to the contrary of edibility. You might check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canna_%28plant%29 for specifics of Canna’s uses and benefits.

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