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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This may be my best hybrid thus far. Synder's Disraeli crossed with Sybil Griffen. Good grower...ends up a very vivid orange and black. Photos are from mid July to present. Moving the plant around to find what light it prefers.
     

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  2. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    That's a winner, Jerry!:D I'm wanting one of those.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dang Jerry - you got my croton senses a tingling :D

    I guess the que is forming behind Randy :rolleyes:
     

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  4. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Wow Jerry this is really great work you are doing with these plants. I am sure some of the old masters are rolling over at your leaf size and color. If you don't mind could you speak about your method of collecting seeds. Great work keep them coming.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This definitely needs to get established at multiple locations for preservation purposes. :cool:

    Jerry - its your creation, have you contemplated on a name. It's definitely beautiful enough to get Bren imortalized in the name ... ;)
     
  6. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    It's outstanding!
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's pretty much "off the chain"! Really looking forward to seeing all the crotons this weekend. For your sake, the gate security should be ramped up! Lol!
     
  8. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Please allow me to introduce "Daisy Christine". This hybrid along with her littermate "Daisy's Dance", are dedicated to the memory of Daisy Christine Little.
     

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  9. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Here are her latest photos as well as looking back through the flush.
     

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  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    She's gorgeous, Jerry. We have to figure out how to make a section for new named seedlings in the wiki. I'll try to find out how.

    Ana
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Yikes, Another knock out jerry. Is this from the same seed batch as Daisy's Dance?
     
  12. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Hey Randy,

    Yes, Daisy's Dance & Daisy Christine were from the same seed cluster. There were 5 total, the others aren't bad. I will post some photos soon.

    You do understand that the photos at the beginning of this thread were of Daisy Christine as well. She was still working out her leaf shape then. This plant will be 3 years old in November...it went in the ground in April. It's been pretty consistent for awhile now and I was comfortable naming it.

    I must confess that the deep orange this plant develops takes my breath away. It seems to be a good grower, so I would think some air layers soon.
     
  13. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Air layers are in order:p You should have some of your creations up in Palm Beach County where they'd be safe from storms & such:rolleyes:
     
  14. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I would be disappointed if a Daisy Christine didn't make it's way up there. You've been a good fan...lol.
     
  15. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    WHAT A SUPER-DUPER HYBRID...THX FOR POSTING. I'M DYING WITH ENVY (IN A GOOD WAY)...CONGRATULATIONS !:)
     
  16. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Some of us have been talking about a visit in the not so distant future Robertico. I think it would be pretty cool to get one or both Daisy's down there. How do we do it?
     

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  17. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I've brought plants home from Costs Rica, but not in...................mmmmmmm. Fed Ex?
     

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