Are they the same ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Oct 12, 2011.

Banner funded expressly in recognition and support of Tropiscape.

  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    7,947
    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Is Davis #14 and Davis Compacta the same cultivar? :confused: I have only seen a Davis Compacta a couple of times. I do not recall having seen a Davis #14 in person, let alone seeing these plants side by side for comparison. :eek:
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    1,460
    Location:
    DAVIE FL
    Cant help you there,I just found out about Davis 14, 3 days ago??Does any know exactly how many Davis plants exist??I know they run all the way up to Davis 87.Could there once really have been 87 different Davis plants??Where are they now,have most of them been lost or just renamed??
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,439
    Location:
    Western Boca Raton
    87 Davis Hybrids??? I was under the impression that there were either 7 or 14. Either way, I doubt that a plant with leaves the size of a Davis 14 would be called "Compacta".
     
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    1,460
    Location:
    DAVIE FL
    I know there is a Davis 87 as that is a variety that I am trying to get my hands on :)
    I doubt that this is compacta,the leaves are pretty big already and my plant is not full grown.,
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,754
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    Group,

    I have no idea if there ever was 87 different Davis plants that were numbered in order. I don't think anyone knows now, it's been so long. I know the Davis #87 and has seen it, but don't own one. I have Davis compacta and it's a totally different plant. Both nice.
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    1,460
    Location:
    DAVIE FL
    Thanks Jeff,maybe someelse has more info on how many existed??

     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    There's a Davis #17 at Waimea Falls Park on Oahu.
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,439
    Location:
    Western Boca Raton
    The Davis' (In counter-clockwise order because I have no idea how to line them up): Davis #3, Davis #7, Davis #14 - all identified by the various collectors who've visited my garden. The colorful one is also a Davis hybrid and many who've seen it say it's called "Inca".
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    1,460
    Location:
    DAVIE FL
    Your Inca looks like mine,I just got it.It looks like it will be a great plant.




    The colorful one is also a Davis hybrid and many who've seen it say it's called "Inca".
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    7,947
    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    This is what I have as Inca. :cool: This is really a Davis #14 ? :confused: The last photo is with a plastic ID stick measuring 6 inches for scale. This croton is getting a fairly good amount of sun. :)

    Mike - I showed you mine, now lets see yours ... :rolleyes:
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page