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A few unknowns in the garden

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Just a few photos to share of my mysteries.
     

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  2. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    one more view of the 4th plant in the above post.
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - the last one (4th photo first post, only photo 2nd post) looks to be very Rheedii to me. :)
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    #2 looks like Duke of Windsor esp if it has thick leathery fleaves; 3rd is probably a Cornbread
     
  5. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    #2 looks identical to one I bought last year that came from Hermann Englemann Greenhouses (Exotic Angel Plants)...
    I'm pretty sure it's not a Duke of Windsor.
    I think I remember it being identified on this forum as Reliance....
     
  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Reliance, yes! I remember now. I believe I neglected to tag this last time it was mentioned. Thanks all. The other mentioned seem spot on at the moment. Will post progression pics down the road.
     
  7. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Here's my Reliance from last year...
    I need to get a fresh photo, as the new leaves are larger now.

    Reliance 2010-11-04.jpg
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    #1 is Challenger!!!!! A bit out of color but it will grow out of it.

    Third photo is Davis #1.

    The fourth photo is Gloriosa.
     
  9. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Ray,
    The first plant is the one you brought me from Dolan's. You called it sexy LOL. At the time, we didn't know what it was. Should I move it so it gets more sun? Overwintered in the ground like a champ & is branching out nicely from the base. The gloriosa came from Rick Leitner as a small rooted cutting last fall. If the 3rd is Davis #1, it's staying potted. I already lost a large planted out specimen 2 winters ago. This too came from Rick. Unfortunately, several unrooted cuttings from him bit the bullet this winter. Speaking of Rick, where the heck is he?
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Bren,

    My Challenger likes filtered light. It gets nice rose-pink colored midribs without any direct sun.
     
  11. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Updated pic of my plant - still looks like Reliance?

    Reliance maybe 2011-07-08.jpg
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Peyton, the midribs and leaf width looks a bit different from Reliance. I have a plant named Kelly that looks more like what you have.
     
  13. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Ray, how about a picture...
    Any other info on Kelly?
     
  14. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    yes,do not confuse it with Colin Kelly. I'd take a pic but it's raining as I key this in.
     
  15. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I'm here! Buried in croton leaves! Going to post more photos soon.....
     
  16. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Phil, I think we both got ours from Scott Dozier right?
     
  17. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I bought mine from the society's booth at USF so I am assuming mine could be Kelly too?
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Collin Kelly 1.jpg Collin Kelly 2.jpg
    Colin Kelly
     
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  19. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ron, I wish your photos weren't quite so dark. We could see them a little better and the colors would be brighter. I don't mean sun, but just a little more light. Colin Kelly has much more color than I thought it did. Your plant is beautiful!
     
  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    DSCN2120.jpg DSCN2121.jpg DSCN2122.jpg Ana - some plants just can't be properly photo'd. Like the large heavily shaded Excellent you saw, it looks great to the eye, but does not photo well. The problem with this Colin Kelly is that it's photographic side faces the chain link fence. As you can see, not a very good photo subject. It is pleasing to the human eye, not the camera eye. It is nestled under a Carpoxylon that has its first ring of trunk.

    By the way, this cultivar was pretty much a dud. It took four years in the ground before it started to exhibit interesting coloration. I took those dark photos at 8:30 am when it was overcast. Plus it is on the western side of the garden, very shaded at that time.

    The Photos are set vertically, but turn horizontal when posted. I really hate this Windows 8 operating system.
     
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