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!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

canna 'Pompadour'

Canna 'Pompadour' boasts extra large rich deep rose pink blooms that are darker at the center. Dusky black stems and bud stems with hot pink buds. Crinkled green leaves with red margins. Shorter medium height to about 40". Very pretty unusual canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Monday, September 6, 2010

canna 'Pink Butterflies'

Canna 'Pink Butterflies' offers delicate true pink butterfly shaped blooms that open in flush along the bud stem. Green leaves and stems. Held high blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies who often perch to enjoy the view :) Medium height to about 5 ft. Very pretty. Part of the ® Butterfly Canna Series. Sister canna to 'Pink Butterflies', 'Yellow Butterflies', 'White Butterflies', and 'Rose Butterflies'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2010


canna 'Angele Martin'

Heirloom canna 'Angele Martin' offers pinkish apricot blooms held above chocolate foliage. Extra heavy bloomer. Height to about 5'. Extra lovely.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

canna 'Flambé'

Large structured foliage canna 'Flambe' has large leaves in varying shades of maroon green. New leaves emerge near chartreuse with dark maroon veins and hot red midribs and margins. Stand out colours and size. Very showy. Small reddish blooms are favoured by hummingbirds. Height to about 10'. Excellent for specimen plantings and screening.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011


canna 'Thai Sunray'

Canna 'Thai Sunray' is an heirloom canna from Thailand. Large bi-colour yellow and orange-red blooms are held high above rich green foliage. Leaves have a thin white margin and light mid rib. Taller height to around 6'. Very gorgeous canna.
To us from Margie Brown, USA.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

canna 'Beloved'

Very lovely canna 'Beloved' offers large white blooms with deep rose centers that radiate rose into the petals. Bluish green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50". Delicate extra gorgeous canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA

Friday, September 3, 2010

canna 'Stars and Stripes'

Bright and showy canna 'Stars and Stripes' boasts crimson red blooms with yellow at the center radiating onto the petals. Darker green leaves. Medium height to about 50".
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA, 2011

canna 'Florence Vaughn'

Heirloom canna 'Florence Vaughn' offers bright large bicoloured red orange over golden yellow blooms held high above large green leaves. Dusky purplish budstems. Taller height to about 6'. Heavy bloomer. Very pretty. Many thanks to Jeff Rozden to allow us to grow this beautiful canna clean again.

canna 'Zulu Warrior'

Canna 'Zulu Warrior' boasts open hummingbird attractive hot deep orange blooms held above chocolate olive foliage offering an excellent colour combination. Constant bloomer. Height at about 5'.
Hybridizer: Marcelle Sheppard, USA

canna 'Mia Dolce'

Canna 'Mia Dolce' offers large deep pink blooms and deep green leaves. Medium height to about 5 ft. Very lovely.
Alice Harris, USA 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

canna 'Allegheny Sunrise'

Canna 'Allegheny Sunrise' offers delicate hummingbird attractive rich golden blooms with apricot centers that bloom up the stem and are held above the foliage. Large bluish green leaves. Prolific bloomer. Taller height to about 6 ft.
Alice Harris, USA 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

canna 'Peach Butterflies'

Canna 'Peach Butterflies' offers apricot peach shades of wide open trumpet shaped blooms that bloom up the stem with many many blooms to each flower head. Large green leaves. Heavy bloomer with multiple flower heads open at once. Hummingbird attractive. Height to about 72" Grows well used as a bedding plant or as an aquatic. Part of the ® Butterfly Canna Series. Sister canna to 'Pink Butterflies', 'Yellow Butterflies', 'White Butterflies', and 'Rose Butterflies'.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA, 2011