Bob Sanbourne Hybrid

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This cultivar came from Randy, who got it from Bob Sanbourne. It was a small rooted cutting but I suspect this may be a slow one. Is it just me or does this one have some characteristics of Talia? Bob Sanbourne Hybrid 1.JPG Bob Sanbourne Hybrid 2.JPG Bob Sanbourne Hybrid 3.JPG
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Looks very similar to Tally
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I love it, love it, love it. Looks like Talia to me too. Anyone know who might have a Talia for sale?
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I think its proper spelling is Tally, I must have been watching too many Rocky or Godfather Movies lately. Ana, the Tally is a very rare cultivar from Stan Woods. Not very many around.

    I'm definitely on the fence about this plant being a Tally. A couple of months ago I would have said no way. No way to tell where Bob got it or if it is a seedling of his. Its slow growth rate, recent coloring and Bob's proximity to Stan Wood has got my hopes up! Woot
     
  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    This one ranks as one of the slooooooowst crotons I have. I don't think this is the same plant as Tally. These are photos I took of Bob's plant last year.
     

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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Randy - thank you for posting your pictures. I recall Bob's plants but they had a semi-oak elongated leaf. I was surprised when the one that came from you started developing some oak shape leaves. Mike Woolery (Bullwinkle) was checking out my plant yesterday afternoon. Seeing it in person, he mentioned that it did have similarities to Tally and thought it could not be ruled out. The different looks to the Bob Sanbourne Hybrid could be attributed to the fact that Bob does not fertilize except with the free horse manure in his area. This may explain why in the hands of those who are more chemical fertilizer conscience - this plant has the oak leaf characteristic.

    How is the one looking in your garden? The last I saw it (Jan. 1) it looked like you had done some recent cutting on it.
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I remember the spelling as Tali, named after a lady friend of Stan. I don't think the plant above is Tali though.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Well Jeff, I took a picture of yours hidden in your shade house awhile back. This is it ...

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  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bob 1.JPG Bob 2.JPG

    Some updated photos of the oh so slow Bob Sanbourne hybrid taken this am.
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...and here's one almost identical that was given to me as October Surprise - a slow and steady grower DSCN5789.JPG DSCN5790.JPG
     

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