Welcome to Karchesky Canna Blog


We grow our cannas cold climate Pennsylvania USA zone 6/5 at a higher elevation and where winters are cold but summers can be quite warm. Cannas grow very well here from May through October until frost takes them around Halloween.
Our naturally rich Appalachian soil well amended with organic compost and our area's warm sultry summers lend to excellent yields each season.

Cannas are tropical plants that can be grown very well in many non-tropical parts of the world. Cannas are grown in summer in every state of the USA with their unsurpassed beauty enjoyed in both warm and cooler climates.

Our Karchesky Canna Blog features our own gorgeous cannas
as well as older and heirloom varieties we also grow. Currently over 160 cannas are featured on this Blog for all to enjoy with most varieties available to share.

At the bottom of each page click 'Older' Posts' to go to the next page and scroll down to see them all.
Enjoy the cannas!!

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Our Current Growing Collection


The following pages feature many varieties from our current growing collection. Over 150 varieties are shown at this time. As more of our gorgeous cannas come to bloom, we will add them here to be enjoyed.


Enjoy your stroll through our cannas!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sunday, August 18, 2013

canna 'Whithelm Pride'


Saturday, June 22, 2013

canna 'Ehemanii'

canna 'Ehemanii'
Heirloom species like canna with bright deep fushia blooms that open up the stems which arch under the weight of the bloom head. Large green leaves. Taller height to about 6'. Hummingbird attractive.
Very beautiful.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

canna 'Crimson Glory'

canna 'Crimson Glory'
Bold crimson blooms. Deep apple green leaves with red margins. Dark rose bud stems with white farina. Medium height to about 60"
Alice Harris, USA 2012


Thursday, February 14, 2013

canna 'Mineola'

canna 'Mineola'
Erect bright yellow wide open blooms with bright red spots arranged in rays. Bluish green leaves with white margins. Height to about 5'.
Alice Harris, USA 2012


Monday, December 17, 2012

canna 'Olivia'

canna 'Olivia'

Canna 'Olivia' offers gorgeous hot cerise blooms above olive spoon shaped leaves with maroon edges and midribs. Deep maroon stems and bud stems with a white farina. Shorter height variety to about 40"
canna 'Olivia' Alice Harris, USA 2012





Saturday, October 6, 2012

canna 'Creamy Stripes'


canna 'Creamy Stripes'. Heirloom canna with speckled yellow medium sized blooms above gold striped spooned leaves. Shorter height variety to about 36"






















Monday, July 30, 2012

canna 'Für Elise'

Canna 'Für Elise'

Shorter canna with masses of clustered blooms with deep rose blotches that open yellow to mature white giving flowers a two toned effect. Flower colours also change with the seasons to colour differently providing even more appeal. Large spooned rich green leaves. Height to about 50".
Alice Harris, USA 2012



Saturday, July 28, 2012

canna 'Richard Rehg'

Canna 'Richard Rehg' boasts large blue green lance shaped leaves and larger loose hot red blooms with gold. Larger structure and tall height to 8-9'. Lovely bright colours.
Named for "Canna Boy" of the 1970's who always appeared with a red canna, but never received due recognition for his part to promote them.
A few decades late, but here it is!!!

canna 'Richard Rehg'
Alice Harris, USA 2012



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

canna 'Mary Finley'

Canna 'Mary Finley' opens pale yellow to cream with the entire petal surface covered in large irregularly shaped rose spots. Bluish green foliage. Very showy yet delicate.
Height to about 5'.
Alice Harris, USA 2011

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

canna 'Marabout'

Canna 'Marabout' offers masses of orange red hummingbird attractive blooms.
Rich green leaves with a white midrib and margin. Excellent in mass plantings, single, and use as a hummingbird plant. Height to about 6'.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

canna 'Sunbeam'

Canna 'Sunbeam' offers rich yellow gold blooms with deep apricot centers held above larger deep apple green foliage. Bright and lovely. Shorter height to about 4'.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

canna 'Raspberry Truffle'

Canna 'Raspberry Truffle' boasts large rich intense solid raspberry blooms with crimped petals. Semi sweet chocolate buds and stems. Large deep chocolate leaves laced forest green.
Medium height to about 6'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2008



Thursday, February 2, 2012

canna 'Wyoming'

Large structured heirloom canna 'Wyoming' offers large orange blooms held high over deep chocolate green foliage. Very showy. Excellent grown as a specimen, in groups, or as screening. Tall height to about 8'. A very lovely heirloom canna.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

canna 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'

Canna 'La Belle Dame sans Merci' offers profusions of large hot magenta blooms held above deep olive maroon foliage. Medium height to about 5' Very striking gorgeous canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Sunday, January 22, 2012

canna 'Lady Liberty'

Canna 'Lady Liberty' offers upright open hot golden blooms covered in red spots to dense spotting at the labellum to golden red at the flower center. Bright and showy. Dark green leaves. Medium height to about 50".

Saturday, October 29, 2011

canna 'Cleopatra'

Canna 'Cleopatra' blooms in both red and yellow with red spots and combinations of these two colours in one bloom. Bloom heads are large and leaves green with maroon stripes to whole maroon leaves, also. Beautiful chimera heirloom canna that dates to near 100 years ago. Height 5-7' depending on growing conditions.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

canna 'Strawberry Delight'

Canna 'Strawberry Delight' offers extra large gorgeous strawberry pink blooms, dark stems, and hot coral bud stems. Large unusually coloured leaves with darker shades over light olive. Medium height to about 50". Heavy bloomer. Very gorgous large flowering canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA





Friday, September 30, 2011

canna 'Tall White'

canna 'Tall White' blooms open pale cream-white to mature to white with pale yellow with slight pink at the center. Deeper bluish green leaves. Very pretty heirloom canna. Height to 50-55".

Monday, September 19, 2011

canna 'Mademoiselle'

canna 'Mademoiselle'

Large flowered canna 'Mademoiselle' changes colours with temperatures and seasons. Full blooms are apricot, to pink, to apricot pink, Large dark chocolate leaves with olive. Very lovely. Shorter height to about 50".
Alice Harris, USA 2011



Thursday, September 1, 2011

canna 'Wild Thing'

Canna 'Wild Thing' has full blooms of picoteed petaled blooms in colours of salmons to pinks. Large olive leaves are overlaid and striped in maroon. Maroon edges and midribs.
Medium height canna to about 5'.
Alice Harris, USA 2011


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

canna 'Tango Mango'

Canna 'Tango Mango' is a shorter variety canna with large rich tangerine-mango blooms and large leaves in bronze over olive creating a striped effect in the newer leaves.
Shorter height to about 48" Available spring 2012
Alice Harris, USA 2011


Friday, August 26, 2011

canna 'Princess'

Named in honour of our youngest Daughter, gorgeous canna 'Princess' offers large white blooms with the petal face heavily overlaid in pink splotching while the reverse remains white. Deeper green pointed spooned leaves. Height 3-4 ft. Demure, delicate and extra lovely.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011



Friday, April 1, 2011

canna 'Rosetta'

Canna 'Rosetta' boasts larger deep vibrant pink blooms held above large spooned leaves.
Height to about 40" A very lovely canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

canna 'Antique Brass'

Canna 'Antique Brass offers large yellow gold blooms with rust red centers, rosey cream buds, and larger bronzed olive leaves with bronze midribs. Medium height to about 50".
Very pretty colour combination.
Alice Harris, USA 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

canna 'Transvaal'

Canna 'Transvaal' offers bi-colour rich golden blooms with rich raspberry red centers that bleed onto the petals to at times almost obliterate the gold. Medium bluish green leaves with white margins. Medium height to about 55"
Alice Harris, USA 2011


Friday, March 18, 2011

canna 'Joker'

Tall canna 'Joker' offers larger open type red spotted golden red hummingbird attractive blooms held high above the foliage. Olive maroon leaves with deep maroon midribs.Tall height to about 8 ft. A very lovely tall canna with larger blooms.
Alice Harris, USA 2011



canna 'Cardinal Sinn'

Tall canna 'Cardinal Sinn' offers large intense red "open" heads with scalloped petals that bloom up the stem. Dark buds and budstems. Large lance-shaped rich green leaves. Very lovely intense Christmas colour combination. Blooms continuously. Hummingbird attractive. Tall height to about 8 ft.
Alice Harris, USA 2008


canna 'Mother's Day Pink'

Canna 'Mother's Day Pink' is the colour of the corsages Daughters once wore in honour of their living mothers on Mother's Day. Larger pure pink blooms and bluish green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50".
Delicate and lovely.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

canna 'Rose Butterflies'

Canna 'Rose Butterflies' boasts sprays of open type bright deep rose blooms that are darker at the centers. Deep rose buds and medium green leaves with white midribs and margins. Blooms with multiple heads open at once. Very pretty! Height to about 5'
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011