Ann Rutherford ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The quest for Ann Rutherford continues or perhaps not? What many have as an Ann Rutherford may be erroneous. Reportedly Ann Rutherford does not show orange colors.

    My question is, could this be the true Ann Rutherford ?:confused:
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, Here is a photo of the true Ann Rutherford....:D. The Ann Rutherford Croton was not named after this actress.
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    There is an access to this plant. Imput is needed here! Should I attempt to propogate this croton for distribution? :confused:
     

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  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    I recently came to the conclusion that these plants floating around that have all the orange in them is probably Kentucky, not Ann Rutherford. I base this on, these plants all look exactly like Kentucky with so much orange and the picture in the book shows a black leaf with dark red veining.

    Ron, it's maybe too early to say if your croton in the picture is really Ann Rutherford. We might need others to look at it. I too have a plant that looks identical to the picture in the book and came out of a very old collection. I want others to look at it too as well.
     
  5. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Yes!!!
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm sold!! If it's not AR, it's the closest thing we've found yet.
     
  7. Moose

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    Jeff - not completely sold that the "floating around" plants are Kentucky. :confused: I have one and keep checking it out, looks distict from my Kentucky although both have different sunlight exposure. At the very least they could be a very nice form of Kentucky in my opinion. :)
     
  8. Moose

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    What a hottie, she must love crotons! :p
     

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  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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