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, August 28, 2009

canna 'Pure White'

Canna 'Pure White' is the purest white bloom of all the "whites" we have grown.
White margined deeper green leaves. Height to about 40"
Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, USA

canna 'Mike's Pick'

Lovely canna 'Mike's Pick' offers big green leaves, hot dusky coral bud stems,
and lovely pure pink ivory backed blooms.Shorter height to about 4'
Named to the memory of the late Mike Karchesky.
Hybridizer: Dave Karchesky, Karchesky Canna USA, 2010

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

canna 'Gravitas'

Canna 'Gravitas' has wide open slender petaled ivory blooms with rich rose throats. Slender deep green leaves. Hummingbird attractive. Excellent constant bloomer.
Unusual shaped blooms. Very pretty. Height to about 40"

'Gravitas' is Latin meaning 'stands out front'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, USA

canna 'Watermelon Blue'

Gorgeous canna 'Watermelon Blue' has deep bluish green leaves and large watermelon blooms. Excellent constant bloomer. A very lovely canna. Medium height to about 48".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, USA 2010

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

canna 'Cheyenne'

Lovely canna 'Cheyenne' offers large dusky deep green leaves and dusky maroon bud stems. Large rounded petal blooms in of rich apricot that change colour according to temperature, age and season. Excellent constant bloomer. Medium height to about 5'.
Alice Harris, Karchesky Canna, USA 2010