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, 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.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

canna 'Pink Sunburst'

Gorgeous variegated canna 'Pink Sunburst' offers dainty pure pink blooms and multi colour varigated leaves. Very lovely. Shorter height to about 36".

Friday, October 2, 2009

canna 'Divine Pink'

Lovely canna 'Divine Pink' offers large deep pink blooms and rich deep green leaves with thin red margins.Continual bloomer that makes a great statement alone or en mass.
Medium height to about 6'.
Hybridizer: Sherry Rogers, USA 2010

canna 'Futurity Pink'

Heirloom canna 'Futurity Pink' is one of the most beautiful heirloom cannas.
Gorgeous pure pink blooms with lilac undertones. Deep purple over dark olive spooned leaves. Shorter height to about 40"
To us from Olga Hance.

Many thanks :)

canna 'Henry Cuban'

Gorgeous Australian heirloom canna "Henry Cuban' offers lovely light to deep pink blooms that vary in shade according to season. Rich dark leaves with dark midribs. Height to about 50". To us from Bernard Yorke and Dale McDonald.

canna 'Lipstick'

Canna 'Lipstick' boasts large unusual golden blooms with lipstick red centers that "bleed" onto the petals. Blueish green leaves. Medium height to about 5'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2008