There are 10 species of Canna and Canna is the only genus in the Cannaceae family. While they are often called lilies, they are not. Foliage is tropical looking although they survive nicely in temperate climates. They do require lots of sun in summer and some protection in winter. They grow from a rhizome.
Name Derivation: Derived from a Greek name for a type of reed
Common Name: Canna
Canna is in the family Cannaceae.