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!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

canna 'Rosalinda'

Gorgeous heirloom canna 'Rosalinda' offers pale yellow white blooms with rose-red centers that'bleed' onto the petals. Slight;y spooned green leaves. Shorter height to about 4 ft.
Hybridizer: Rosalinda Sarver, USA

Thursday, April 8, 2010

canna 'Chinese Coral'

Lovely heirloom canna 'Chinese Coral' offers hot coral buds that open to large delicate coral pink blooms. Large lighter bluish green leaves. Good structure. Beautiful canna.
Height to about 5'

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

canna 'Thai Shimmer'

Lovely canna 'Thai Shimmer' offers large full heads of creamy white peppered pink that open from creamy yellow buds. Peach apricot flower centers. Blue tinged green leaves, stems, and bud stems. Shorter medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

canna 'Pretoria' aka 'Bengal Tiger'

Spectacularly variegated canna 'Pretoria' aka 'Bengal Tiger' offers large chartreuse and cream striped leaves with a purplish red margin. Shades of orange (varying with the seasons) large blooms. Medium height to about 5'. Extra gorgeous vividly coloured canna.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

canna 'Ermine'

Lovely delicate white canna 'Ermine' originating from the line breedings of Rev. Curtis Wallace, Delaware, USA, North Star series cannas. Large white blooms and bluish green leaves. Heavy bloomer. Shorter medium height to about 48".