Carol Graf ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Apr 28, 2015.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Got this croton as a Carol Graf. Was there one at the auction? I was looking for one to compare to, did not see a match for this one ... WideEyed

    Carol Graf 1.JPG Carol Graf 2.JPG
     
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  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Moose, it is a little small yet, but it does look to be Carol Graf. You will surely enjoy watching this one grow out. It is in my Top 30 croton cultivar list now.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It looks like it has Mrs Iceton, Pink Eburneum and a splash of Stain Glass in it. To bad it has such small leaves (?).
     
  4. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, the picture of the plant is deceiving. On a larger plant, the leaves get larger, like the size of a Father's Day, at least in the Lower Keys anyway.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This came from my friend and neighbor Karen. She was the one who had to have the Blotched Dr. Frank Brown - and bid her a$$ off to get it. :p

    The leaves are not that small. Unfortunately it had an undetected croton scale problem that had held it back. I may recall at maturity its leaves being about the size of a Rheedii. Its kinda wet right now, I'll see if I can get a picture with an object for scale in the next few days.
     
  6. Karenska

    Karenska Active Member

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    I will post a photo (soon) of the "mother" plant from which Ron's airlayer came from. BTW, it's Carol Graff with two f's.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Carol Graff 1.JPG
    This is Carol Graff with a 9 inch paper plate for size comparison. Recently planted it should get cranking soon. Sorry about the foggy lens.
    Carol Graff 2.JPG
    This croton will be exhibiting vibrant pinks as its leaves mature. Wiped off the lens for a cleaner shot.
     
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  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Love the pinks. A real beauty. Karen, I'd love to see a photo of yours too. This is going in the wiki.
     
  9. Karenska

    Karenska Active Member

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    In the morning! Promise!
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious, as others are probably as well, who's seedling was this originally?
     
  11. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, that croton came from Ralph Davis's garden s long time ago.
     
  12. Karenska

    Karenska Active Member

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    Here's my Carol Graff.
     

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  13. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very nice
     
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  14. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Beautiful, Karen. It's such a lovely cultivar.
     
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  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Very nice Karen! Now get another air layer on it like I told you. A Croton with 4 ft of bare stem needs an air layer. Plus you induce it to branch?
     
  16. Karenska

    Karenska Active Member

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    I did! I made an air layer last weekend! I also made an air layer of my Karenska.
     
  17. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Karen,
    That is very nice, I like it very much. I recently saw a plant down in the lower Keys belonging to a member here and I was impressed. Got to get me one!
     
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