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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Enjoy the cannas!!

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Our Current Growing Collection

Enjoy your stroll through our cannas!

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