The canna flower (Canna indica) in Thai พุทธรักษา - Phuttharaksa, also called red balisier or toloman or conflore is part of the Cannaceae family.
Native to the Caribbean and tropical America, it has spread to all tropical regions of the planet.
His name พุทธรักษา is composed of the name of Buddha (พุทธ) and the word care (รักษา -raksa).
In Thailand, the canna and its wood are sacred. Thais believe that the canna planted in the garden or inside the house, protects it and those who live there. The canna is also supposed to help maintain peace.
To ensure prosperity for the inhabitants, the canna should be planted in the west preferably on a Wednesday.
The canna is grown for its flowers and is the source of many hybrids.
It measures most of the time less than one meter. Some varieties can reach three meters.
- Canna indica
The elliptical leaves, about forty to eighty centimeters long, evoke those of banana trees with colors ranging from green to purple.
The bunches at the top of the plant are composed of several orange, pink, pale pink, yellow, red or purple flowers with many spotted hybrids.
- Canna fruit
The fruits are dehiscent capsules .
The rhizomes are eaten cooked or grilled, steamed, boiled, fried or baked. Cooking must be faster than that of the potato, if you want to keep a taste and texture remains intact.
Grated pulp is used to extract a starch similar to that of the marrow  Used in the industry to make Chinese vermicelli.
She is involved in making flans, puddings, cakes and biscuits, confectionery, sweets or as a thickener.
In the Caribbean, it is widely used for traditional feeding of infants.
The rhizome of canna has emollient and diuretic properties.
We make decoctions and poultices.
vitamins A, B, C.
The edible portion of canna contains 39 grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams.
The flour or starch of canna contains 85 g of carbohydrates per 100 grams.
- Illustrated postal stamps with red and yellow canna
Some varieties of Canna indica
- Yellow canna
Canna Lucifer, Red Supported On Yellow Edge,
Canna Fire Bird, Bright Red
Canna Confetti Yellow Speckled Orange
Canna Edulis: Edible
Canna Indica: Red Orange Yellow Violet In The Same Flower
Canna Angele Martin
Centenary Canna Rozain Boucharlat
Canna Countess Of Auteville
Canna Di Bartolo
Canna Doctor Zhivago
Canna Elisabeth Hoss
Canna Star of Fire
Canna Felix Ragot
Canna Felix Roux
Magic Fire Canna
Canna General Striatus
Canna Glory Of Rome
Grand Duc Canna
Canna Gruss And Rund
Canna Ile D’Or
- Red Canna
Canna The Source
Canna Louis Cayeux
Canna Louis Cottin
Canna Mrs Lepoutre
Canna Ms. Louis Cottin
Canna Ms. Lucien Cohn
Canna Mrs. P. Caseneuve
Canna My Prefere
Golden Bird Canna
Canna Prince Charming
Queen Charlotte Canna
Sun King Canna
Canna King Himbert
Conflore - Canna indica
Binomial name Canna indica, L., 1753
 A plant organ is said to be "dehiscent" when it is naturally open at maturity], with short, tender spines containing small black seeds.
The seeds are small glossy black balls, denser than water and very resistant. They are often used as pearls to make jewelry.
The canna is a plant with rhizomes (not bulbs) [[The rhizomes look very different from that of bulbs and tubers. These are usually underground stems running horizontally. The end of the rhizome often rises upward to form a new plant.
A bulb is a kind of onion hiding, in its center, a flower bud surrounded by scales. In these scales is the food stock. From the top of the bulb grow the stems and down the roots.
Tubers are often called bulbs, but in reality they are a little different. The tubers are not composed of scales, but form a single whole. The food supply is stored in fleshy roots (tubers) or stems (tuberous roots). On the roots or stems are axillary buds (eyes) from which the roots and shoots emerge.
 The marante (Maranta arundinacea), dictaria, arrowgrass or arrowroot, is a rhizomatous plant from which a starch is made which can be used as a thickening ingredient in pastry and confectionery.