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!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

canna 'Kismet'

Lovely canna 'Kismet' offer large deep rich raspberry blooms held above large deep maroon leaves. Deep maroon stems and bud stems. Medium height to about 50" Hummingbirds adore her. A favourite everywhere she grows.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

canna 'Black Knight'

Heirloom canna 'Black Knight' offers large black-red blooms and large leaves in charcoal over olive. Very lovely. Medium height to about 60".

canna 'Ben's Pink'

Striking canna 'Ben's Pink' boasts hot magenta blooms, dusky charcoal budstems and stems, and medium sized deep purple over olive leaves with magenta purple margins. Medium height to about 50".
Named in honour of Dr. Ben Lockhart, University of Minnesota.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010