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.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

canna 'Robert Kemp'

Species canna 'Robert Kemp' ( c. compacta) offers hot red spiked blooms above large green leaves with a white midrib. Heavy bloomer. Known as the 'hummingbird canna' as it attracts many easily. Medium height to about 6'. Excellent planted en-mass or alone.

canna 'paniculata'

Brightly coloured species canna 'panicitata' offers clusters of small bi-coloured red with yellow blooms above rich green leaves. Vigorous bloomer. Hummingbird attractive. Medium height to about 4'.

canna 'Angelique'

Aquatic type canna with long slender petals. Hot fuschia red bud stems and yellow buds. Blooms have hot rose-red centers bleeding into yellow/peach/ivory. Green stems and narrow lance shaped blue/green leaves. Ideal inground, for container growing, and as an aquatic. Height to about 4 1/2' Unique pretty canna. Similar in colour to 'Gravitas' but different.
Alice Harris, USA 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

canna 'Harvest Moon'

Canna'Harvest Moon'is an excellently structured with rich golden orange blooms progressing to gold at the petal edges. Larger medium kelly green leaves. Very pretty. Medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

canna 'Red Hat Lady'

Canna 'Red Hat Lady' offers wide open shaded red blooms with lighter margined petals that open from purplish red buds to bloom up the stem. Deep purple bud stems, stems, and leaves. Heavy bloomer and hummingbird attractive. Medium height to about 5 ft.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

canna 'Tropical Cocktail'

Beautiful Ausutalian heirloom canna 'Tropical Cocktail' offers rich deep salmon pink blooms, dark leaves and stems, and dusky bud stems. Medium height to about 50". To us from Dale MacDonnell, Australia.


canna 'Burgundy Blush'

Canna 'Burgundy Blush' is a taller height canna with large maroon over green leaves,
maroon stems, bud stems, mid rib, and leaf margins. Smaller red orange hummingbird attractive blooms. Cross of c. musafolia and c. purpurea.
Hybridizer: David Peterson, USA

canna 'Intrigue'

Lovely and graceful canna 'Intrigue' is a tall canna with excellent form and large slender lance-shaped bronze olive leaves. Smaller orange blooms. Hummingbird attractive. Very pretty as a specimen or in group plantings. Can also be grown as an aquatic.
Introduced by Herb Kelly, USA.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

canna 'purpurea' aka 'Russian Red'

Gorgeous canna 'purpurea' aka 'Russian Red' offers large bronze-purple leaves. Smaller red-orange hummingbird attractive blooms. One of my all time favourite cannas. Excellent structure. Excellent to use for screening, tall hedge, back of the border, and specimen plantings. Taller height to about 12'.