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!

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.

Friday, July 16, 2010

canna 'Candles'

Canna 'Candles' is a gorgeous canna with blooms opening deep peach apricot to age peach. Deep rose centers. Dark foliage. This canna blooms with multiple heads at once, and as one bloom head finishes, the stalk breaks to a new budstem and flower head. In the half light of sunrise and sunset, 'Candles' blooms have the appearance of glowing candles.
Shorter medium height to about 50"
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010-11

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

canna 'Femme Fatale'

Canna 'Femme Fatale' is a gorgeous bright and showy canna with rich gold spotted and edged hot fuschia pink blooms. Bright green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50"
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011