Karchesky Canna
           & Brugmansia



"Pink Sunburst"

Hummingbirds & Butterflies

Hummingbirds especially, but some butterflies also love cannas. From May through September here we have many of both visit our gardens. Below are the canna varieties we have seen them favour most:
Swallowtail Butterflies:

'Polly Gay'
'Thai Sunray'
'Pink Butterflies'
'Pink Perfection'
'Angele Martin'

Sulpher Butterflies:
'Yellow Butterflies'

Ruby Throated Hummingbird
(Archilochus colubris)

***'Pink Butterflies'
***'Yellow Butterflies'
***'Lofty Lanterns'
***'Red Hat Lady'
**'Pink Ribbons'
'Angele Martin'
'Zulu Warrior'
'Red Humbert'
'Thai Sunray'
'Pink Cloud'
'Tropical Rose'
'Henry Cuban'
'Mr. Darcy'
'Divine Pink'


Our Cannas

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 natural rich Piedmont 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.

For most of the season, our cannas are sent as plants, already in leaf, ready to go into your gardens or planters. Our shipping season begins in March as warm enough and ends when too cold again later late November/early December.

Our cannas are $14 each for up to 5 selections.
When 6 or more plants are purchased, they are $12 each.

USPS is our shipping carrier of choice.

To order, check availability, or ask questions, please contact us.

Karchesky Canna
Email: karcheskycanna@gmail.com
Phone: 724-466-0979

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Growing Cannas

Cannas are tropical perennials that, with a little care,
can be grown just about anywhere in the world.

They can be planted outside in the early spring after the last frost in your area or, in cooler climates, they can be started sooner indoors or in a greenhouse to be planted outside when the ground and temperatures are warm enough.

Choose a sunny location with a minimum 4-6 hours of sunlight (the more sun the better) and prepare the planting area so the soil is loose and amended well with good compost. Plant rhizomes horizontally and approximately 3 inches deep and 2-4 feet apart depending on variety. If setting out plants, set them to their soil level and firm the soil around to hold in place.

Keep the beds moist. When new growth appears cannas can be watered more heavily and tolerate wetter soil. Keeping a thick layer of mulch around the plants will conserve water and keep weeds down. At this time, cannas can also be helped along by applying half strength liquid fertilizer, and also every other week or so to keep them going to enjoy them to their best.

Cannas also perform excellently when grown as container plants. They can be grown singly in pots and also in larger pots as part in combination