Anyone Growing This One?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Apr 9, 2012.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    "Kiss and Tell" is quickly becoming one of my favorites! :cool:
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very nice,I have not heard this name before
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It is a beautiful croton. Originally from the Richard Krukonis collection.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wang me and Dang me! :eek: That is one hot looking croton. I recall Jeff showing me this one when visiting his home. Randy, to answer your question: Anyone Growing This One? - I gotta say with a pretty good certainty "not many". I think the few who have this one was through trading with Jeff. Since I don't have anything that Jeff does not have - I'm out of the loop for trading.

    You are probably one of the few lucky ones to find it at his sale. He may only have one plant available every other year. Jeff - I think I remember you said this cultivar is not very fast. Is that correct?

    Hmmmm, I wonder if this unknown cultivar could potentially be Kiss & Tell ? :confused:
     

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  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...the latter looks like a fine Caribbean Star.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dang Ray - couldn't you have "humored" me and have said "in the Kiss & Tell complex ? :p

    The shoulders :confused:on the leaves don't look quite Caribbean Star IMO.
     
  7. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Moose. His doesn't have the Caribbean Star shape.
     

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  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure that's a big enough distinction. There are a few leaves in Randy's photo with well defined shoulders and the veining is identical. Not all clones are created equally.
     
  9. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I wanna kiss and tell...so to speak. :eek:
     

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