Barbara Bush?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    This one is now my current favorite. :p It was given to me with the name "Barbara Bush". I know the book name was changed to Evening Embers, but this doesn't look like that either. It has magnificent color, but what is it?:confused:


    Randy:)
     

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Bob Alonzo identified this plant as Colonel Bob Bullock.
     
  3. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    other than the leaf shape, it has that iceton look to it. Pretty plant. thanks for the photos.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,Randy....

    This is not Col. Bob Bullock, I will show you what CBB looks like when we walk in the garden after the sale. I also will have one for sale, which I expect to be snapped up in a nano second. I'm about as certain as you can get.:)


    The one in the pictures here almost looks "Wilma-ish", but I'm not commited to that until I see it in person.
     
  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, this is a different plant that i got from the same person ID'd as Col Bob Bullock. The leaf shape is the same, although the coloring is different. Maybe it's the lighting, but it no way looks like the one you posted in the Palmtalk forum. Im confused again.:confused:

    Randy:)
     

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  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Randy,

    I kind of feel like I was tricked.:) The colors of your first group look nothing like the last two pictures. The lighting is totally different from the two groups. Anyways, hopefully we can clear it up this weekend with the plant in the nursery, and if you can, your more than welcome to come over after the end of the day to see others in the yard. I hope you can.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Randy,

    Mine looks more like the second set of photos. It's the same plant in different light.

    Jeff,

    I'm only identifying the plant based on Bob's comments. He's very good at identifying plants but we all make mistakes.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wasn't this plant finally ID'd as Wilma. Bob Alonzo made ID's with the plants that Jeff brought to the Holiday Social that the Glock's hosted. :)
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Yes, this plant is Wilma.
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Well, we all know what Wilma is, the Barbara Bush in the book I think has been identified as the true Evening Embers......which has proved to be a very rare croton, very slow growing and hopefully saved for the future.
     

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