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Canna

   Canna, fam. Cannaceae.
   It is rarely grown in DVRZ suburb in Kyiv. Canna grows and blooms abundantly in sunny, protected from the wind places, with soft and fertile soil. As a plant of tropical origin, canna cannot bear any frost, and needs its rhizomes to be stored in winter at positive temperature, from +5 to +15°C. Among its well-known relatives in the plant world are ginger and banana. In tropical countries, starchy canna rhizomes are used as food, and its leaves as cattle fodder; besides, canna has antidepressant values. However, it is unknown how much these applications can be valid for the species grown in Ukraine.

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