A Few Goodies.

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Jan 14, 2012.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    First is Ortegas Hybrid. Followed by Spirale and then a rare unknown from B. Frank Brown's garden. Any suggestion of a known name?
     

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  2. Phil Stager

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    That thrid ofne resembles one I got a few years ago as a pink Mona Lisa (or some such name) and that it was from Oz. Unfortunately, it's been a dog with very slow growth and little pink in the leaves.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A new, un-named, the next is unknown and the third is a Ben Alexander.
     

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  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    The first one looks like Pink Davis??

     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Phil,
    Mine has been a slow grower and I only got the plant approx. one year ago. It's finally coming into nice color, but so far, only this burnt orange, no pinks. By this summer, it show show exactly what colors it will have.
     
  6. Jeff Searle

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    Mike,
    I have a Pink Davis, and those leaves are much bigger, and the color pattern is different.
     
  7. Crotonologist

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    The third one looks similar to this photo of a Mrs. Iceton sport I found somewhere on the internet, only your plant looks nicer I think...
     

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  8. Crotonologist

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    Jeff I gotta say it's real nice to see some of your fine crotons posted here!
    BTW anytime you have extra seeds that you don't want I'll be glad to sprout em for you....
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

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    Red Mona Lisa?
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Peyton,

    Thanks. I just wish I knew more about taking better pictures and then posting them. But, the croton in question is not a sport of Mrs Iceton, for one the leaves ar much bigger, and the color is a deep orange, not so much a red/orange.
     
  11. Jeff Searle

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    I don't know, this plant came from B. Frank's garden, so I'm sure he had some really rare plants over the year. I just never have seen a Red Mona Lisa before.
     
  12. Jeff Searle

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    The first one is Goldfinger. And up until recently, I never knew the name on it. But thanks to Ray, when he saw it this past summer, he put the name w/ the plant. Thanks Ray!

    The second one is Thea. But if you look closer, you'll see a nice very unusual boltched sport that has emerged. I wish the picture was more clearer.
     

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  13. Jeff Searle

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    I'm not a real big fan on the green and yellow leaves, but this first one is very pretty in my eyes. It's Eleanor Fisher. The second is Madame Fernand Kohl, which has one of the biggest leaves of all crotons and also flowers readily and produces lots of seeds. The last one is Royal Flush. Sent to me a few years ago and identified as Royal Flush by Bob A.
     

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  14. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Maybe that's one of the reasons it was a favorite breeding stock of Aubrey Christian...

    Really enjoying your photos Jeff - keep em coming!
     
  15. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    The first one is....
    And the second one is Claude Lorraine.
     

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  16. Crotonologist

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    Some stunning crotons you have there Jeff...
     
  17. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I'm glad you like them. I have more to put up as time permits.
     
  18. Jeff Searle

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    Three big boys.

    Princess Eugenia
    Duncan Macaw
    Colonel LIndberg
     

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  19. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A few more beauties...

    Catch of the Day

    Cornelius Halgrim

    Unknown Davis plant
     

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  20. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    An overview of the Krukonis collection.
     

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    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Monarch

    Limelight
     

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  22. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Tiger Eye

    Polychrome
     

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  23. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Flamingo

    Prince of Orange ( original plant from Robert Halgrim's yard)
     

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  24. Crazy for Crotons

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    Jeff,

    Will there be any Prince of Orange available in March?
     
  25. Jeff Searle

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    I do believe I have one or two that are already in a 2 gallon, just small. The larger air layer plants from this past summer were sold at my last sale.
     
  26. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Please save me one.
     
  27. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Prince of Orange is the baby's momma to Cherry Pop, the daddy is not remembered. Cherry Pop was Chris Mayhews (pocomo) first seedling he crossed worth keeping. Its leaves get dark with bright red spotting that looks like cherry bubbles. :cool:
     

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