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