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!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

canna 'Opulance'

Canna 'Opulance' has dusky black bud stems with hot coral pink buds that open to large pink coral blooms. Dusky pewter green leaves with maroon margins. Very lovely canna.
Shorter height canna to about 40".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Thursday, December 24, 2009

canna 'Miss Daisy'

Very lovely canna 'Miss Daisy' offers straight up creamy white blooms with a touch of salmon at the flower centers. Deep blue green leaves with white margins. Very pretty. Shorter height to about 40"
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


canna 'Tropical Salmon'

Canna 'Tropical Salmon' offers shimmering blooms of deep rich salmon coral. Deeper green leaves. Excellent bloomer with many blooms open at once. Very pretty. Shorter height to about 40"
One of the 'Tropical Series' by Takii which also includes 'Tropical Red', 'Tropical White', 'Tropical Rose', and 'Tropical Salmon'.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

canna 'Pukka'

Striking canna 'Pukka' boasts hot pink blooms with pointed petals, deep dark stems and bud stems with a white farina, and purple edged deep green leaves. The meaning of 'pukka' is 'superior' or 'first rate'. Very pretty canna. A hummingbird favourite. Shorter medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

canna 'Hot Tamale'

Hotly coloured canna 'Hot Tamale' boasts medium rich hot tamale red blooms with a touch of gold at the labellum. Medium sized blue-green leaves with white margins. Unusual complementary colour combination. Shorter medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

canna 'Harvest Rose'

Very lovely canna 'Harvest Rose' offers scalloped picotee petaled rich rose over apricot blooms to apricot rose centers. Bloom colours change with the seasons and climate. Deep dark stems and leaves. Deep dusky bud stems with a white farina. Unusually coloured and very pretty. Medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


canna 'Natalie'

Lovely canna 'Natalie' offers scalloped edge rounded petaled creamy white blooms with golden centers bearing a blush of pale rose speckles. Medium green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50". Very pretty. Hummingbird attractive (Hummingbird in photo came in to dine while photographing :)
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

canna 'Espy'

Canna 'Espy' offers masses of smaller rounded petal golden apricot blooms held above pointed lighter bluish-green leaves. Heavy constant bloomer. Hummingbird attractive. Unusual complimentary colour combination. Shorter height to about 48".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Saturday, November 28, 2009

canna 'Shenandoah'

Breathtaking beautiful heirloom canna 'Shenandoah. Large gorgeous pink flower heads that good deeper at the centers. Large deep dark leaves. Medium height to about 60".
Hybridizer: Antoine Leon Wintzer, USA

Friday, November 27, 2009

canna 'Alberich'

Gorgeous heirloom canna 'Alberich' offers extra large flower heads in colours of pinks to pink-salmon to corals that change with climate and seasons. Large darker green crinkled spooned leaves. Unusual and lovely. Shorter height to about 40".

Thursday, November 26, 2009

canna 'Sassy Sandy'

Canna 'Sassy Sandy' boasts gorgeous red and yellow bi-colour medium size blooms and clear green leaves. Shorter height to about 40". Named for Sandy Moore, aka "Canna Queen" of Niagra Parks Commission, Niagra Falls, Canada.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


Saturday, November 21, 2009

canna 'Hope'

Canna 'Hope' offers lovely large deep pure pink blooms and dark stems and bud stems with a white farina. Dark leaves with olive undertones. Just gorgeous. Medium height to about 50".
Dedicated to all who believe in "hope".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2009

canna 'Gigundo'

Very large structured canna 'Gigundo' boasts extra large green-maroon rounded paddled fan shaped leaves. Maroon mid-ribs, leaf margins, bud stems, and stems. Smaller vermilion-coral blooms are hummingbird attractive. This big canna cannot be missed!
Tall height 10-12'
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

canna 'Pink Perfection'

Gorgeous heirloom canna 'Pink Perfection' offers large pure pink blooms over large bluish green leaves. Heavy structure. Excellent very lovely femininely coloured canna. Shorter medium height to 50".

Monday, November 16, 2009

canna 'Amanda'

Canna 'Amanda' offers deep red blooms above dark green leaves with red margins. Very pretty. Medium height to about 60".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

canna 'tuerckheimii'

Canna 'tuerckheimii' is a very large structured species canna with small hummingbird attractive orange-red blooms. Very large tropical green leaves are among the largest of all cannas. Named for Hans von Tuerckheimii who discovered the species in the early 20th century. Interesting, excellent, and fun to grow, this canna will not be missed!
Excellent specimen canna and for screening use, also. Tall height to about 10'.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

canna 'Thai Goddess'


Gorgeous heirloom canna 'Thai Goddess' originated from Thailand. Large bi-coloured rust blooms with gold. Large darker green leaves. Large structure. Unusual colour. Excellent canna. Taller height to about 72".
Margie Brown, USA.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

canna indica 'Flame'

Species like canna indica 'Flame' is a very large structured canna with hot vermilion orange smaller blooms that are held high above the foliage. Large green leaves with white midribs. Canna'Flame'is a true hummingbird magnet attractine more hummingbirds than any other canna we grow. Extra tall height to at least 12 ft.
Karchesky Canna, 2010





canna 'Pink Ribbons'

Lovely canna 'Pink Ribbons' offers smaller open rich pink blooms held high above large rich blue green leaves. Dusky gray-pink bud stems. Hummingbird attractive. Height to about 6'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


canna 'Ripples'

Large structured canna 'Ripples' boasts banded and striped maroon and green leaves rippling along the leaf edge. Bright red smaller type flowers are hummingbird attractive. Excellent and very showy canna. Height to at least 8 ft.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, 2010



canna 'Mary Cassatt'

Canna 'Mary Cassatt' offers very lovely large luminous hot coral orange blooms, black stems and bud stems with a white farina, and medium deep olive leaves. Short height to about 30" she is among the shortest of the cannas we grow.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, USA 2010

Canna 'Mary Cassett' is a 2006 selection by the Mary Cassatt Society, Pittsburgh, PA to honour Allegheny City (later part of Pittsburgh) impressionistic painter, Mary Cassatt who lived most of her adult life in France. He work often concentrated on the social and private lives of women with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and their children.





Thursday, October 29, 2009

canna 'Aurorea'

Gorgeous canna 'Aurorea' offers larger hot deep pink coral blooms whose hues change with the seasons giving varying color shades. Deep maroon olive leaves to solid maroon on the reverse. Lovely interesting ever-changing canna that is also a hummingbird magnet. Very lovely. Medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, USA 2009

canna 'Lofty Lanterns'

Canna 'Lofty Lanterns' bears loose trusses of soft yellow blooms that fade near white held high above large apple green leaves. Heavy bloomer. Delicate and very pretty. Medium height to about 5'.
Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, USA 2010

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

canna' Birthday'

Canna Birthday boasts large deep pure pink blooms held above rich chocolate olive foliage. Very lovely. Happy Birthday! Medium height to about 50".
Alice Harris, USA 2010

canna 'Rob Roy'

Canna 'Rob Roy' boasts big deep pink blooms with a hint of coral. Dark purple over olive spooned leaves. Heavy bloomer. Very lovely. Shorter height to about 36".
Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, 2008 Registered 2010.

Monday, October 19, 2009

canna 'Valerie'

Canna 'Valerie' boasts full heads in intense solid red held above deep purplish leaves. Heavy bloomer. Excellent red canna. Excellent dark leaved red canna.
Medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, 2010

canna 'Lippo'

Heirloom canna 'Lippo' has big rich tomato red blooms with a golden edge along the petals. Large light green leaves. Medium height. Very showy. Very nice.
Height to about 50"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

canna 'Goldie Locks'

Canna 'Goldie Locks' offers rich golden blooms with vermilion centers and the vermilion intermittently bleeding into the gold. Reverse petals are pure gold. Very unusual. Cupped blue green leaves. Shorter medium height canna to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, 2010.

Monday, October 12, 2009

canna 'Satine'

Canna 'Satine' offers large deep gorgeous fuschia blooms and spooned deep maroon leaves.
Gorgeous canna. Shorter medium height to about 48".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


canna 'Mr. Darcy'

Creamy 'Mr. Darcy' offers white blooms with lavender pink spots held high above the foliage. Blue green leaves. Heavy bloomer. Gorgeous canna. Medium height to about 5'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, 2010

Saturday, October 10, 2009

canna 'President'

Gorgeous heirloom canna 'President' has huge intense red blooms held above large deep green leaves. Magnificent in bloom :) Excellent form. Shorter medium height.
Many thanks to Robert Bayer for keeping 'President' going great for so many years.

canna 'Ambassadour'

Lovely heirloom canna 'Ambassadour' is one of the first of the white flowering cannas.
Gorgeous creamy to white blooms. Bluish green leaves. Very nice.
Taller medium height to 50".

canna edulis 'Anchira'

Edulis canna 'Anchiras' is a gorgeous foliage canna with shy flowering small red blooms held high on long bud stems. Large edible rhizomes are used for starch, flour, noodles, and eaten like potatoes.
Tall height to 12'.

canna 'The Rose'

Canna 'The Rose' offers baby pink blooms with deeper pink center open like roses on pewter pink stems. Bluish green crinkled cupped leaves.
Shorter medium height to about 48".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

canna 'Pewter Moon'

Canna 'Pewter Moon' offers smaller bright golden blooms that bloom up the stalk on pewter maroon bud stems. Pewter coloured lance shaped leaves with maroon borders. Beautiful colour combination. Hummingbird attractive.
Taller height to about 8 ft.
Alice Harris, USA 2009



Friday, October 9, 2009

canna 'Durban'

My origin 'Durban' I have been growing since the 1990's. Intensely variegated leaves and orange blooms. Awesome colours. Medium height 5-6 ft.