A Couple You May Know

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Jose stopped by last week & said the first one may be Tugboat Annie/Marie Dressler:confused: I think the 2nd one may be a true Daisy Ortegas:confused: Watcha think???
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Nice plants,cant say on the first one but I second one does not look like Daisy Ortegas to me.


     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    To me it does look like a Daisy Ortegas, at least it looks like what I got as a Daisy Ortegas :rolleyes:
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The first one does not look like what I call Marie Dressler. I'll have to check the old book but believe MD is a semi-oak variety.
     
  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Ray, The photo on page 17 of the old book is spot on & the description- Marie Dressler:

    Familiarly known as "Tugboat Annie". Semi-oak leaf, ground color dark red with midribs & veins leading out from the center ribs a pinkish-orange.

    Watcha think:confused:
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I thought Daisy Ortegas looked like William Craig??The one Randy has pictured looks like a Norma with a heavy sun exposure??

     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    So Randy's plant is definitely not MD. His plant is an oak leaf. My small and very slow MD looks nothing like Randy's plant and has zero oakleaf characteristics. Keith has the big momma in his shadehouse and can confirm any leaf variability.

    There's a photo of MD in the 1960 book? I don't remember that.

    The 1980's book is riddled with errors beyond what Johnny Shelton listed. It's a great photo book but has too many errors for me to use as a reference with any confidence.
     
  8. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why I was looking at the photo of "Juliete Delarue" instead. So what is my plant?
     

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