Canna indica - 'Indian Shot' - Red
Canna loves, you may have a collection of flamboyant hybrids, but this dainty original species has a different appeal altogether. The foliage is a fresh, vibrant green, and the blossoms are clusters of tiny bright red spritzes.
Canna indica is a wildflower in the West Indies, where it's found growing under bananas and Elephant Ears. But even if your garden is not a jungle, this particular Canna is a delightful accent plant. While the flashy hybrids need a tropical setting, these sweethearts seem at home in any garden.
Indian Shot grows happily in zone 6-11 in full sun and is a fine container plant indoors, or outdoors in summer as far north as zone 3.