Another mystery

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Sep 2, 2009.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    What is it?

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  2. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    i dunno, but you have more?

    :)
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    I can't say I've ever seen that one before. I really like the leaf shape. I can't really tell, but are the older leaves mostly green in color?

    Would you happen to know it's origin?


    Jeff
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,

    This one came from a home in Venice, Fl back in 2005. Phil and I stumbled across the plant accidentally. I thought maybe it was a seedling but then found another specimen about a mile from my parents house in north Tampa. With 2 specimens so far apart, it has to be a distributed variety from years ago. It greens out sometimes but for a yellow variety, it keeps very good color in more shady conditions.

    Ray
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Ray-

    Yes. I recall that trip well. Cutting I had died. You were calling it a White Tapestry back then. Good to see it's growing well whatever name is eventually attached to it.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    After further investigation Phil, it's not White Tapestry but something interesting nonetheless.
     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The color and splotching are identical to The Swan. Could this be a sport from that variety?
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Anything in possible Ricky. Some sports don't look like the mother i.e. Rheedii and Candy Cane.
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    What's going on with this unusual plant? Did it make it through the last artic blast? I hope you still have it growing.
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It made it through like a champ. Bob saw it and mentioned the name Long Leaf Yellow but wasn't realy sure.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - How about an updated photo of "Long Leaf Yellow" or is it Quirko? :eek:

    You should share a cutting or two so that if your plant dies, this one may be gone too. :p
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'll be bringing a nice 3G to Rick's sale. It was the top of my large plant which was air layered after Jan 2010.
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmm - any more air layers going to be around in the Spring Ray? ;)
     

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