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Bimbo

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Sep 3, 2010.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - I heard it through the grapevine that you will have some of this cultivar available at your sale. Can you confirm or deny the rumor? :eek:
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    T'would be nice as mine melted in January.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    What is this...a court of law? Am I under oath?:cool:

    Get in line, you'll be # 16 on the waiting list. That means somewhere around late summer of 2018. Or maybe you can find another source.:rolleyes: Just kidding, but no, I will not have any at my sale. My 3 plants in the ground are still very small = no airlayers. Try Marie Nocks, she does grow this one.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    When it comes to this cultivar availability, Marie Nock pulls the Sgt. Shultz. :p

    I think she is stashing some too? :rolleyes:
     

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  5. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    One never be too rich, too thin or have too many Bimbos!
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The rumor has arisen again. There may be one a Bimbo available at the Sale? :eek:
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Rare as hens teeth.
     
  8. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    What's the back story on this one & why it's so sought after?
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to picture this one, can't stop laughing!
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Bren,

    Frank Brown states in his first croton book (1960), "New, a very large broad-leaf variety. Dark red in color with an orange center. It has crimson veins and midrib. Recommended as a coming variety".

    So, this plant has been around for a little more than 50 years, but no idea who gets the credit and named it. It's still a hard one to collect, but extreamly well worth getting.

    Soon, I will get a picture to add to the Wiki Master List.
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    More hens teeth.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    No more rumor denials :rolleyes:
     
  13. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    bimbo with a new flush. hope I got the attachments right
     
  14. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    No pic pocomo. Go to manage attachments, select browse then upload. Your pic may be too big and need to be resized smaller. If you can't figure it out, you can email it to me & I'll post if for you.
     
  15. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    here I'll try again. Bimbo
     

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  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Chris - thanks for posting the photos! :cool: :eek:

    Moose :)
     
  17. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Bimbo is a smart looking croton! Another to add to the wish list
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - And it will be on your list for awhile. Not a cultivar readily available.

    Its hard to find a good Bimbo. LOL :eek:
     
  19. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Not hard to find according to Jim Glock.:rolleyes:
     
  20. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I bought this as a Bimbo.:eek: Is it??? :confused:It was in way, way too much shade, but it's now in better lighting. I hope it colors up some more. Is it a Bimbo? It has the leaf shape & red midrib. Maybe?

    Randy:)
     

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  21. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Cool. I now know to bring my clippers on October 16th ;)
     
  22. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Randy,

    If I were a betting man, which I'm not, I would say no as far as this being a Bimbo. To me, it doesn't even close. But....we'll see at the croton tour at your yard soon enough.
     
  23. Moose

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    Still is ... :p
     

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