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, November 2, 2010

canna 'Red Humbert'

Heirloom canna 'Red Humbert' boasts larger crimson red blooms held above large deep maroon olive leaves. Strong stately structure. Height to about 8'.

Monday, November 1, 2010

canna 'Ballada'

Canna 'Ballada' offers clouds of pale pink blooms with rose centers held above blue green lance shaped leaves. Forms a shrub-like clump. Shorter height to about 48" A very pretty different canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Thursday, October 28, 2010

canna 'Lunar Light'

Canna 'Lunar Light' has large blooms in an unusual striking shade of yellow. Larger size apple green leaves. Very bright and very pretty. Medium height to about 5'
Hybridizer: Marcelle Shepphard, USA

Thursday, October 21, 2010

canna 'Black Jaspar'

Canna 'Black Jaspar' offers large deep red blooms held above large dark spooned leaves with red purple midribs. Medium height to about 40". Very showy and pretty canna :)
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

canna 'Futurity Rose'

Gorgeous canna 'Futurity Rose'. One of the all time beauties. Deep rose pink blooms above dark spooned leaves. Deep coral pink buds. Dark Stems and bud stems. Height to about 48".

Friday, October 15, 2010

canna 'Burnt Opal'

Canna 'Burnt Opal' offers large blooms in varying shades of opal.
Dark stems, bud stems, and large dark leaves. Height to about 50" A true beauty.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

canna 'Starry Night'

Canna 'Starry Night' offers soft vibrant pink star shaped blooms held above deep dark pointed lance shaped leaves. Height about 4 ft. Delicate and lovely.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Sunday, October 3, 2010

canna 'Hotsie Totsie'

Canna 'Hotsie Totsie' offers large hot pink gold embellished blooms and paddle shaped green leaves,. Shorter height to about 40". Excellent constant bloomer. Absolutely gorgeous.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2009


Friday, October 1, 2010

canna 'Lady K'

Canna 'Lady K' offers large apricot pink blooms with deep rose centers. Large dark spooned leaves. Dark stems. Heavy bloomer. Medium height to about 48". Very lovely.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris USA 2011

canna 'Rose Quartz'

Canna 'Rose Quartz' offers large rose quartz blooms with golden centers and gold trimming at the petal edges. Bluish green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris USA 2011

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

canna 'Pompadour'

Canna 'Pompadour' boasts extra large rich deep rose pink blooms that are darker at the center. Dusky black stems and bud stems with hot pink buds. Crinkled green leaves with red margins. Shorter medium height to about 40". Very pretty unusual canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Monday, September 6, 2010

canna 'Pink Butterflies'

Canna 'Pink Butterflies' offers delicate true pink butterfly shaped blooms that open in flush along the bud stem. Green leaves and stems. Held high blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies who often perch to enjoy the view :) Medium height to about 5 ft. Very pretty. Part of the ® Butterfly Canna Series. Sister canna to 'Pink Butterflies', 'Yellow Butterflies', 'White Butterflies', and 'Rose Butterflies'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


canna 'Angele Martin'

Heirloom canna 'Angele Martin' offers pinkish apricot blooms held above chocolate foliage. Extra heavy bloomer. Height to about 5'. Extra lovely.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

canna 'Flambé'

Large structured foliage canna 'Flambe' has large leaves in varying shades of maroon green. New leaves emerge near chartreuse with dark maroon veins and hot red midribs and margins. Stand out colours and size. Very showy. Small reddish blooms are favoured by hummingbirds. Height to about 10'. Excellent for specimen plantings and screening.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011


canna 'Thai Sunray'

Canna 'Thai Sunray' is an heirloom canna from Thailand. Large bi-colour yellow and orange-red blooms are held high above rich green foliage. Leaves have a thin white margin and light mid rib. Taller height to around 6'. Very gorgeous canna.
To us from Margie Brown, USA.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

canna 'Beloved'

Very lovely canna 'Beloved' offers large white blooms with deep rose centers that radiate rose into the petals. Bluish green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50". Delicate extra gorgeous canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA

Friday, September 3, 2010

canna 'Stars and Stripes'

Bright and showy canna 'Stars and Stripes' boasts crimson red blooms with yellow at the center radiating onto the petals. Darker green leaves. Medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA, 2011

canna 'Florence Vaughn'

Heirloom canna 'Florence Vaughn' offers bright large bicoloured red orange over golden yellow blooms held high above large green leaves. Dusky purplish budstems. Taller height to about 6'. Heavy bloomer. Very pretty. Many thanks to Jeff Rozden to allow us to grow this beautiful canna clean again.

canna 'Zulu Warrior'

Canna 'Zulu Warrior' boasts open hummingbird attractive hot deep orange blooms held above chocolate olive foliage offering an excellent colour combination. Constant bloomer. Height at about 5'.
Hybridizer: Marcelle Sheppard, USA

canna 'Mia Dolce'

Canna 'Mia Dolce' offers large deep pink blooms and deep green leaves. Medium height to about 5 ft. Very lovely.
Alice Harris, USA 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

canna 'Allegheny Sunrise'

Canna 'Allegheny Sunrise' offers delicate hummingbird attractive rich golden blooms with apricot centers that bloom up the stem and are held above the foliage. Large bluish green leaves. Prolific bloomer. Taller height to about 6 ft.
Alice Harris, USA 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

canna 'Peach Butterflies'

Canna 'Peach Butterflies' offers apricot peach shades of wide open trumpet shaped blooms that bloom up the stem with many many blooms to each flower head. Large green leaves. Heavy bloomer with multiple flower heads open at once. Hummingbird attractive. Height to about 72" Grows well used as a bedding plant or as an aquatic. Part of the ® Butterfly Canna Series. Sister canna to 'Pink Butterflies', 'Yellow Butterflies', 'White Butterflies', and 'Rose Butterflies'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA, 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010

canna 'warszewiczii'

Species canna 'warszewiczii'. Deeper green leaves with black. Deep red blooms and near black stems, midribs, andbud stems. 'warszewiczii' is thought to be the ancestor of the dark leaved cannas. Hummingbird attractive blooms. Delicate and lovely species canna. Height to about 5'.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

canna 'Dawn's Early Light'

Canna 'Dawn's Early Light' offers medium butter yellow blooms with deeper centers. Blooms are held high above the foliage.Large apple green leaves with white margins. Height to about 6 ft.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2009

Saturday, August 28, 2010

canna 'Skyhawk'

Canna 'Skyhawk' boasts smaller coral pink hummingbird attractive blooms in varying tones depending on the season. Large dark leaves and strong structure. Gorgeous canna that can grow to 12' in our zone 6. Excellent specimen, screening, naturalizing, and hummingbird canna.
Origin: Johnny K. Johnson, USA


canna 'Erebus'

Canna 'Erebus' has open delicate pink blooms held above blue green glauca type leaves.
Does equally well as a bedding or an aquatic canna. Constant bloomer. Hummingbird attractive. Height to about 5'. Very pretty canna.
Developed at Longwood Gardens in the 1970's under Robert Armstrong's breeding program.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Variegated Cannas

Study showing some of the most vividly coloured unbelievably beautiful variegated canna leaves and blooms .. 'Pink Sunburst', 'Pretoria', and Durbin.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

canna musafolia 'Grande'

Canna musafolia 'Grande' is very large structured species type canna that performs well as an ornamental. Huge dark green maroon edged leaves, dark maroon stems, and smaller size red blooms. Tall height to about 12' here :) Excellent for hummingbirds, specimen and screen plantings, or just making a strong statement in the garden!
Origin: Herb Kelly, USA






canna 'Fantastic Red'

Canna 'Fantastic Red' offers a different "red" in cannas. Intense deep red blooms held above maroon black stems. Medium green leaves with pronounced red margins. Shorter medium height to about 50". Very pretty and different.
Hybridizer: Marcelle Sheppard, USA

Friday, August 20, 2010

canna 'Yellow Butterflies'

Canna 'Yellow Butterflies' offers lovely wide open bright yellow blooms with rose red at the center that bloom up the stem and are held high above rich green foliage. Hummingbirds (and occasionally butterflies, too) love this canna. Medium height to about 5'. Can be grown as an aquatic, also. Part of the ®Butterfly Canna Series. Sister canna to 'Pink Butterflies', 'Yellow Butterflies', 'White Butterflies', and 'Rose Butterflies'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

canna 'Pink Cloud'

Gorgeous canna 'Pink Cloud' offers lovely pink wide open blooms with rounded petals and golden centers. Deeper blue green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50". Hummingbird attractive. Very pretty.
Hybridizer: Dave Karchesky, USA

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

canna 'Shamrock White'

Canna 'Shamrock White' offers large pure white ruffled blooms with slight pink freckling at the labellum. Shamrock green leaves. Shorter medium height. Very pretty.
Dave Karchesky, USA 2011

Monday, August 2, 2010

canna 'Bejeweled'

Canna 'Bejeweled' boasts large bi-coloured hot orange blooms with golden centers and margins, and spotted all over in deeper orange. Very pretty, different, and striking canna. Deeper green leaves. Medium height.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011


Sunday, August 1, 2010

canna 'Caribbean Sunset'

Canna 'Caribbean Sunset' offers striking gorgeous red blooms laced in vermilion and gold, and petals trimmed in gold. Dark green leaves with a deep red margin. Medium height to about 50". Showy pretty canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


Saturday, July 31, 2010

canna 'Risky Business'

Canna 'Risky Business' offers heavily splotched golden petals that merge to solid red at the flower center. Bloom has the depth of velvet. Very pretty. Lance shaped green leaves with white margins. Medium height to about 5. Available again later 2011.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


Friday, July 30, 2010

canna 'Sugar and Spice'

Delicately coloured canna 'Sugar and Spice' offers large heavily spotted creamy yellow to cream white flower heads. Large green leaves. Extra heavy bloomer. Very nice.
Height to about 5'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

canna 'Rosever'

Lovely heirloom canna 'Rosever' offers large deep coral pink blooms and dark foliage with spooned leaves. Heavy bloomer. Shorter height to about 40"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

canna 'Polly Gay'

Canna 'Polly Gay' is a gorgeous heirloom from the offerings of Ben Hager. Velvety deep red blooms with gold spotting and margins. Blue green leaves. Unbelievably beautiful.
Many thanks to Jim Rains for us to have Polly growing here again.
Constant bloomer. Medium height to about 50".

Friday, July 23, 2010

canna 'Pacific Beauty' aka 'Semaphore'

Heirloom canna 'Pacific Beauty' offers unusually coloured hot saffron yellow blooms with hot orange centers extending into the petals. Rich olive bronze elongated leaves with maroon edges, midribs, and veining. Height to around 60". Hummingbird attractive. Also known as 'Semaphore'. Gorgeous bright coloured heirloom canna.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

canna 'Dracula'

Canna 'Dracula' blooms in of rich crimson spires held above striped maroon chocolate leaves with a maroon mid rib. Blood red bud stems. Taller height to about 8' Extra hummingbird attractive.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011