Another 2 year old

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This one was recently named Daisy's Dance. Same parents and seed cluster as the orange & black. Just pinched this one a couple of weeks ago. Three new heads...looking forward to what it does. Photos are from mid July to present.
     

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  2. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Another beauty! Looks like you sure got the hang of hybridizing.
     
  3. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Hi Randy - not really. For me it's a function of luck and having the time and space. If anything it would be picking the ones to go with after just 5 to 6 months. If you are not selective you will soon get overwhelmed. I'm thinking only 5% will see 1 year and 2% will make it to 2 years. I bet I will get frustrated with it...lack of space mostly.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jerry - any time you get frustrated with your seedlings, you can be Ralph Davis and I will assume the role of Richard Krukonis :rolleyes:
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Jerry - How about a comprehensive tutorial with lotsa pics on hybridising. Lot of use get seedlings that: a. damp off in warm weather b. do not make it through the first winter c. die due to transplant shock and probably a whole lot more reasons and excuses. Start with pollination right through gathering seed, planting with type of soil mix, moisture, etc. and getting them through the crucial first year (only to chuck a lot of them). Would fmake a geat addition to the Wiki.
     
  6. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    update
     

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  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Jerry, I have seen lots of beautiful Crotons, but Daisy's Dance is by far the best.
     
  8. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Jerry, most unusual leaf shape. I know what you mean about space. So many of mine I have to let go early and just keep the ones that look like they have the most potential. Keep up the good work. Chris
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jerry - is there any significance or a story behind the name Daisy's Dance ? Just curious how you arrived at the name. :)
     

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