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!

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