C. Pretty Bird

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Marie Nock, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    This is Pretty Bird. Keith will have to give you the name of the fellow who developed it.
     

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  2. keith

    keith Active Member

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    His name is Steve, for privacy reasons I wont post his last name. He was a member of the croton society, but he is no longer into crotons. He also produced Three Toes. Nice plant Marie, I notice a big difference in the way the plant looks if it is grown in strong light or deep shade.
     
  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Wow, what a beauty!
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A gorgeous one for sure!
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Keith - knowing Marie's shady growing conditions, how about posting a photo of yours in strong light? :confused:

    I agree with Ray, definitely a gorgeous looking croton. :cool:

    Marie - thank you for posting your pictures. Every time I take a saunter through your collection, I experience a croton overload and often do not recollect all that I have seen. :eek:
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    There was one of these rare beauties, Pretty Bird at the our last auction. I actually had this bird in my hand :eek:
     
  7. bahadawn

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    Thanks for re-upping this post, Ron - I searched on here for mention of Pretty Bird after the auction. I was trying to determine my favorite prize from the auction - very difficult task for sure! I keep going back to my little "Pretty Bird."
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    The size of those leaves! Beautiful. Leslie, I don't even remember Pretty Bird from the auction. Could you post a photo if you can? Thanks. Ana
     
  9. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Thanks for asking, Anna - I haven't posted photos in forever. Here is C. Pretty Bird. Not as big and lush as the one in Marie's post, but it will get there! Hope you're enjoying your auction prizes. There is a great thread on here started by Ron about Black Beauty, which I think you took home. You may have already read it. If not, search for it - you will get a kick out of it. It's full of history, intrigue and hilarity!
     

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  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks so much for posting the photo, Leslie! Your Pretty Bird looks like a great plant. I know you'll enjoy growing it out and it will be gorgeous in a year.

    I did get your Black Beauty. Thanks. Such a nice, healthy plant. I've got it planted where hopefully it will keep its dark color and thrive. Yes, I've read all the back posts on Black Beauty so I'm aware of the history. Too funny. Thanks again for taking the time to post the pic.

    Ana:)
     

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