A Good Moose

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Dec 27, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Must of been a good Moose, look what Santa left under the tree,

    Seminole Pride - the underside of the leaves develop a garnet color with age. The topside leaves develop golden colors. The colors representing the Florida State Seminoles!
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Santa must know someone who does air layers. This Applause is starting to bud new leaves. :cool:
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Very happy that Santa left a Limelight under the tree as well. How did Santa know? Does Santa come on the croton forum and check out the wish lists?
     

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  4. Moose

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    Oh Boy! Moose must have been very good. He left a nice L.M. Rutherford too. Santa must have a croton eye. Hard to tell by this photo but there are new leaf buds popping. Should be a choice looking plant by late Spring. :)
     

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  5. Moose

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    Oh my, a Mons Florin too. This will look nice planted amongst the colored cultivars. Thank you Santa!;)
     

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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wow - what a Christmas celebration. Santa finished off his croton offerings with a bit of Confetti.

    Wonder what the Moose did to get off the naughty list? :confused:

    Happy Holidays to everybody!

    Ron :)
     

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  7. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Wow, Moose, lucky you! I'm really liking that Seminole Pride. I'll have to add that one to my own wishlist.
     
  8. Kingdavid

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    Super nice plants . How big does the Seminole get ?
     
  9. Jeff Searle

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    That's a nice little stash of plants there. You were probably very good, maybe more so than in the past ....to your wife. Lol.

    As they say...."A Happy Wife" , is "A Happy Life".
     
  10. ScotTi

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    Ron, You raked it some very nice plants for Christmas. :cool:
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thank you Scott. I don't want to sound like a nudge but you got a couple of nice plants waiting for you from me at Phil's, a Grandma and a Black Beauty.

    If you are not interested in picking them, I'm sure Ana would scoop them up for her garden in a heartbeat. Phil may start charging you babysitting fees. Actually Grandma has been there so long that she qualifies for the adult day care rate. :rolleyes:
     
  12. ScotTi

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    Ron, I will contact Phil and work out a pickup. I want to give Phil something for his time. I would like to take him a Croton, but Phil has a large collection. I do not remember Phil having this one, but it is always Croton overload for me at Phil's. Ron, I also have a few that are on your wish list for you.
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  13. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oh, you lucky Moose! Nice plants. Time to start digging holes?
     
  14. Perry Edge

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    How does the Seminole Pride differ from Diane? Or is it the same Croton?
     
  15. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Perry,

    Seminole Pride is a new seedling, it's not quite as large as Diane gets. Some leaves will get a small amount of red on the undersides of the leaf, which I'm not sure if Diane does. Can't really remember ever seeing red on a Diane. And I think the yellows are a slight shade different. This was passed along from one of Santa's elves.......
     
  16. Moose

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    Perry -I just spent an inordinate time looking under every leaf of my Diane, and she isn't so small. Not a wisp of color any where. I've propagated quite a few of my Diane's seedlings - none colored. I suspect that the yellow "gene" is very strong. With it's massive leaves, I suspect that other attempts have been made in the past. Just imagine a colored up Diane!

    As to the other questions about Seminole Pride, I don't have any answers. Santa left it with no instructions. All I can do is grow it like a croton and see what happens. This is a small plant but the undersides of the leaves look like they are trying to get the garnet coloring going. I suspect that this may be a slow process that only the oldest leaves will exhibit the coloring like a Pink Flush. This is conjecture based on nothing other than I'm just a Moose.
     

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  17. ScotTi

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    I also checked the undersides of the large Diane I have in the garden. I also found no wisp of color, just the green and yellow that are on the topsides.
     
  18. Moose

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    Perry - I need to correct myself. A few months back I actually did find a couple of leaves colored up on the underside on Diane. I neglected get a photo. My Diane is over 8 ft and this is not a very common occurrence but obviously does happen.
     

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