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!

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.