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.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

canna 'Cleopatra'

Canna 'Cleopatra' blooms in both red and yellow with red spots and combinations of these two colours in one bloom. Bloom heads are large and leaves green with maroon stripes to whole maroon leaves, also. Beautiful chimera heirloom canna that dates to near 100 years ago. Height 5-7' depending on growing conditions.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

canna 'Strawberry Delight'

Canna 'Strawberry Delight' offers extra large gorgeous strawberry pink blooms, dark stems, and hot coral bud stems. Large unusually coloured leaves with darker shades over light olive. Medium height to about 50". Heavy bloomer. Very gorgous large flowering canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA

Friday, September 30, 2011

canna 'Tall White'

canna 'Tall White' blooms open pale cream-white to mature to white with pale yellow with slight pink at the center. Deeper bluish green leaves. Very pretty heirloom canna. Height to 50-55".

Monday, September 19, 2011

canna 'Mademoiselle'

canna 'Mademoiselle'

Large flowered canna 'Mademoiselle' changes colours with temperatures and seasons. Full blooms are apricot, to pink, to apricot pink, Large dark chocolate leaves with olive. Very lovely. Shorter height to about 50".
Alice Harris, USA 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

canna 'Wild Thing'

Canna 'Wild Thing' has full blooms of picoteed petaled blooms in colours of salmons to pinks. Large olive leaves are overlaid and striped in maroon. Maroon edges and midribs.
Medium height canna to about 5'.
Alice Harris, USA 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

canna 'Tango Mango'

Canna 'Tango Mango' is a shorter variety canna with large rich tangerine-mango blooms and large leaves in bronze over olive creating a striped effect in the newer leaves.
Shorter height to about 48" Available spring 2012
Alice Harris, USA 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

canna 'Princess'

Named in honour of our youngest Daughter, gorgeous canna 'Princess' offers large white blooms with the petal face heavily overlaid in pink splotching while the reverse remains white. Deeper green pointed spooned leaves. Height 3-4 ft. Demure, delicate and extra lovely.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

canna 'Rosetta'

Canna 'Rosetta' boasts larger deep vibrant pink blooms held above large spooned leaves.
Height to about 40" A very lovely canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

canna 'Antique Brass'

Canna 'Antique Brass offers large yellow gold blooms with rust red centers, rosey cream buds, and larger bronzed olive leaves with bronze midribs. Medium height to about 50".
Very pretty colour combination.
Alice Harris, USA 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

canna 'Transvaal'

Canna 'Transvaal' offers bi-colour rich golden blooms with rich raspberry red centers that bleed onto the petals to at times almost obliterate the gold. Medium bluish green leaves with white margins. Medium height to about 55"
Alice Harris, USA 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

canna 'Joker'

Tall canna 'Joker' offers larger open type red spotted golden red hummingbird attractive blooms held high above the foliage. Olive maroon leaves with deep maroon midribs.Tall height to about 8 ft. A very lovely tall canna with larger blooms.
Alice Harris, USA 2011

canna 'Cardinal Sinn'

Tall canna 'Cardinal Sinn' offers large intense red "open" heads with scalloped petals that bloom up the stem. Dark buds and budstems. Large lance-shaped rich green leaves. Very lovely intense Christmas colour combination. Blooms continuously. Hummingbird attractive. Tall height to about 8 ft.
Alice Harris, USA 2008

canna 'Mother's Day Pink'

Canna 'Mother's Day Pink' is the colour of the corsages Daughters once wore in honour of their living mothers on Mother's Day. Larger pure pink blooms and bluish green leaves. Shorter medium height to about 50".
Delicate and lovely.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

canna 'Rose Butterflies'

Canna 'Rose Butterflies' boasts sprays of open type bright deep rose blooms that are darker at the centers. Deep rose buds and medium green leaves with white midribs and margins. Blooms with multiple heads open at once. Very pretty! Height to about 5'
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

canna 'Butterfly Brocade'

Gorgeous canna 'Butterfly Brocade' boasts red on red spotted petals trimmed with wide gold irregular margins. Butterfly and hummingbird attractive. Medium height 5-6 ft.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

canna 'Be Mine'

Gorgeous canna 'Be Mine' offers large white blooms with deep rose centers radiating onto the petals. Blue green foliage. Shorter height to about 48". Extra lovely canna.
Hybridizer: Alice Harris, USA 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

canna 'White Butterflies'

Canna 'White Butterflies' is an excellent aquatic, land grown, and pot grown canna. Open type notched wnite blooms with pink freckled throats. Blue green glacous leaves. Blooms with multiple heads open at once. Hummingbird attractive. Very pretty.Height to about 5'.
Alice Harris, USA 2011