I first was introduced to these gorgeous plants when we visited Johnny's home town in Arkansas. The ground was covered with them. The yard was very shady around the house but they seemed to flourish despite not receiving much sunlight. Right then I knew I wanted to take some back home. We found an old empty 5 gallon paint bucket and a huge pail. They survived the 10 hour drive with occasional stops for water. I didn't know anything about them but I planted them in front of our rental house where they would receive direct sun. They grew! For one year I was enjoying their big leaves and the colorful red blossoms they didn't come back in the years to follow. This past Sunday at the flea market one of my favorite vendors happened to have a slew of canna roots and sold them to me for $5. She educated me on the care needed for the weather here in Ohio specifically that they need to be dug up and brought inside during the colder months. That part I didn't like so I went online to do some research and found that I could cover the ground with several layers of mulch, yea! I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome next year.