Chris Mayhew Croton

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by kwtimo, Dec 7, 2015.

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  1. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    20151206_111859.jpg 20151206_111819.jpg 20151206_111732.jpg 20151206_111717.jpg Walking with Jeff Searle in his garden the morning after the annual Holiday party, we came across this very nice looking croton. Jeff said he wanted to call this one Chris Mayhew. Jeff will have to fill in on the details of the origin of the plant. Mr. Searle...
     
  2. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Looking forward to the back story. I think everyone is hibernating!
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    This is a seedling that Chris found growing in a yard not too far from his dad's house in Miami Springs many years ago. Chris can correct me, but I want to say the son to the woman that own the house was the one that planted a handful of crotons and possibly was trying to get some new ones started. After seeing the small front yard collection, we had got permission to take a few cuttings and this is the one variety that stood out the most. After a few years later, we went back by and the house had been sold and in like so many cases, the crotons were dug up and thrown away. If Chris doesn't mind, I would like to name this after him, for he was the sole reason this beautiful croton is still here today.
     
  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    This looks like a small plant. That slow or have you shared it through out the years? Love that peachy tone.
     
  5. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Thanks for the consideration. An honor. Yeah it's amazing to me how some people don't see the beauty in crotons. On another note those crotons disappeared at the time the croton scale was escalating and a lot of old time collections here in the springs began to decline. Glad I have a piece anyway. And Thanks.
     

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