A Holy Grail Croton ???

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Is this a Holy Grail Croton? IMO, yes. If I didn't already have one, I would be beating the bushes looking for one or trading a Pam Kiefert. I've rarely even seen this croton in many collector's gardens. It is very slow and that is why you only see it available at Jeff's sale about every three years. This cultivar may not be a good candidate for cuttings? I've been kissing this one's butt for three years in the ground now. And that is pushing it with 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer every 14 days for the last 4 months.

    What a beauty :cool: Such wonderful pinks ;)
     

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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ron, it is stunning. Don't tease me like this though. What is it? You know I don't know and I really, really need to start learning:p!
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Could that be Col. Bob Bullock??

     
  4. Genifer

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    Beautiful beautiful. Definitely a lady wearing all that pink!!!!
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    :cool: Name please.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Mike - yes, its the Colonel. ;)

    Ana - is this the thread you PM'd me about? :confused:
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Yes it is, Ron. Thanks. Gorgeous plant.:cool:
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A stunning croton, not always shown with no yellow, but does have it at times.
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Col Bob B is not an especially rare croton. It is a vigorous grower over here and air layers easily. It also has highly variable leaves for coloring. Moose's is exceptional since all leaves are deep pink, probably due to its being grown in shade which also explains the slow growth.
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Ron's is great but you are right it is in a very shaded location.One or two of these Could do quite well at our October auction :)
    Hopefully you westcoasters can bring some along.

     
  11. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    duh, what October auction or meeting or ....
     
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I think Judy mentioned that we have a tentative meeting scheduled at their house in Fort Myers ??No date yet but I think we are still on??


     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    October may be a bit close to Jeff's sale...
     

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