Are Robert Kemp Canna's

sondra_tn(South East TN (6/7))October 6, 2006

just a non famous canna? LOL I don't find a lot of information or seller's selling them?

TIA,

Sondra

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william_illinois(z5 IL)

The canna that is frequently known as 'Robert Kemp' is the species "Canna compacta". It is native to South America.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2006 at 4:24PM
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sondra_tn(South East TN (6/7))

Thank you William..it doesn't seem to be a big "want" amongst trades....:))

Sondra

    Bookmark   October 8, 2006 at 5:08PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

It seems to be the most common one in these parts. Just driving around, it seems like over half of the canna's I see are Robert Kemp.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 11:01PM
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sondra_tn(South East TN (6/7))

Around here (in TN) I see the red leaved orange blooms a lot...funny I don't have any of those..LOL
These are about all I have and really wanting to trade for other kinds...( I do have 3 other colors but very few of them to trade for ) ....:))

Thank you,
Sondra

    Bookmark   October 12, 2006 at 8:16AM
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mdalebo(England)

As stated by William Z., Canna 'Robert Kemp' is a synonym for Canna compacta, a wild species from S. America. It has also acquired another synonym, also being known as Canna 'Tiki Torch'.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2006 at 4:05PM
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sondra_tn(South East TN (6/7))

Thank you mdalebo....just wanting to trade for some..guess I'll break down and buy some...lol

    Bookmark   October 24, 2006 at 6:12PM
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marie99(z8 SC)

I am drying out some seeds in my carport right now. My Robert Kemps are more orangey than true red. I have started them from seed but the germination rate is not very high.

I can also send you a couple rhizomes if you want, but I have never mailed them and I don't know how.

What do you have?

    Bookmark   November 4, 2006 at 11:19AM
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sondra_tn(South East TN (6/7))

I have a 125 foot bed of nothing but Robert Kemp canna's...looking to trade those for other's...:))

Thank you,
Sondra

    Bookmark   November 4, 2006 at 3:12PM
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