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 Canna Blog features our own gorgeous cannas
as well as many older and heirloom varieties we also grow.

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

Enjoy your stroll through our cannas!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

canna 'Chelsea'

Large multi coloured pink, peach, to salmon blooms. Rich green leaves with white margins and mid ribs.  Simply beautiful. One of the shorter cannas we grow. Height to about 3'. Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA, 2016.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

canna 'Mon Cher'

Canna 'Mon Cher' offers lilac pink blooms above unusual dusky foliage. This canna really stands out in the garden. So pretty. Height to about 5'.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

canna 'Lady of Shallot'

Canna 'Lady of Shallot' boasts large pale light gold to white blooms delicately speckled in rose pink. Large bluish green leaves. Super beautiful canna. Shorter height to about 50".

canna 'Konigen Charlotte' aka 'Reine Charlotte'

Gorgeous heirloom canna with bold yellow splotched red blooms. Makes a strong statement in the garden. Large green leaves with white margins. Height to about 5-6'.

Friday, March 9, 2018

canna 'Chou Chou'

canna 'Chou Chou'

Large lemon coloured blooms with large pale rose spots to rose centers. Medium green pointed leaves with white midribs and margins. Beautiful delicately coloured canna.

canna 'Bethany'

A truly beautiful canna with foliage similar to 'Pretoria', but with a flower similar to 'Florence Vaughn'.

canna 'Sugarplum'

Beautiful blooms open a glowing plum crimson with multiple full heads blooming at once. Large dark solid plum maroon leaves with luminous margins. Very brightly coloured lovely canna. Height to about 5'. Alice Harris, USA 2012

canna 'Wolfsong'

Canna 'Wolfsong' features green on green variegated foliage with spiked bright red blooms held above the foliage. Very hummingbird attractive. Height to about 6'.

canna 'Polish Lady'

canna 'Polish Lady'

Beautiful large spotted blooms of deep rose over lemon. Large green foliage with white margins. Medium height to 5-6". Just gorgeous. Hybridizer: Bogdan Kucharski, Poland.

canna 'Heart of Gold'

Gorgeous canna with large spotted lemon blooms to a golden heart at the center. Medium green foliage with white margins. Blooms glow like starts at dusk. Shorter height to about 50". Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA  2018.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

canna 'Golden Orb'

Beautiful golden yellow to deeper gold blooms above above bronze green foliage.
Very lovely in the landscape especially when the evening sun shines behind the blooms.
Hybridizer: Jim Ranger, UK.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

canna 'Whithelm Pride'

Gorgeous canna 'Whithelm Pride' makes a strong statement in the garden. Large pink to salmon blooms change tones with the temperatures and season. Beautiful bronzed green foliage. Medium height to about 6'.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

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.

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' 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' is an heirloom with speckled yellow medium sized blooms held above wide gold striped leaves. Shorter height variety to about 36". Very showy and interesting.

Monday, July 30, 2012

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