Christmas

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by annafl, Dec 22, 2014.

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thought it would be appropiate to show what my Christmas looks like. This plant was given to me maybe a year and a half ago by Judy Glock. At that time I thought the name was Hot Tub Pink, and in my mind I still think of it as such. It's trying hard to get its pinks going. Such a grateful plant. It's coming along nicely, Judy. Thanks!

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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Here's a few others that are looking nice despite last week, when every night was in the 40's. The range was 43-48. Nice and warm now, though, so they're getting a nice break. A small shower last night too, so they looked perky and colors looked bright this morning.

    Raphael-Ana.JPG Sybil Griffin-Ana.JPG Congo-Ana.JPG Joe Friday-Ana.JPG Father\'s Day-Ana.JPG Plaid Oak.jpg
     
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  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Above are:
    a)Raphael
    b) Sybil Griffin-large leaf form. I don't know why this is called large leaf form. The leaves are smaller (although large) than the other type of Sybil Griffin, but the plant is a much faster grower. Got this from Marie maybe a year and a half ago? A good performer and loves sun.
    c) Congo
    d) Joe Friday getting its pinks on
    e) Father's Day- got this at the Spring Searle 'ganza and it's one of my favorites
    f) Plaid Oak from Phil

    The next few:

    a)Limelight- photo doesn't do it justice. Also from last spring's Searle Sale. I can't wait to see what this plant grows into. It is slow for me, but the color combinations are so striking.
    b) Kiss and Tell- this photo doesn't do the colors justice on this plant. I love the brightness of this plant's colors. Had to get one when I saw a photo of Randy's Limelight-Ana.jpg Kiss and Tell-Ana.JPG Robert Halgrim-Ana.jpg Baron de Rothschild-Ana.JPG
    c) Robert Halgrim- a good grower for me. Almost completely defoliated last winter, but made up for it this year. I'll be interested in seeing what it does with cold weather this year since I don't think it was established last year.
    d) Baron de Rothschild- Never realized this plant could get so much pink. It was kind of anemic last spring and it's a slowish grower for me, but worth it just to see the colors evolve. The backs of the leaves are a nice red.
     
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  4. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Nice photos you are headed down the rabbits hole at breakneck speed. Welcome aboard, I have started digging them up giving them away and replacing with the next greatest find. image.jpg
     
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  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Anna - great pics and thanks for your work in keeping the Croton List going despite the usual naming confusion.
    Merry Christmas to all
     
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  6. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Lamar and Phil! Yes, Merry Christmas and Merry Chanukah to all you lovely people!
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Christmas is a very fast robust grower for me. Due to its rapid growth, I believe that systemic chemicals to combat scale gets diluted in its plant tissues quicker then the others. This knowledge is why this is one of my monitoring crotons to check if the croton scale is attempting to reestablish itself.
     
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  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Just a couple more. Johanna Coppinger, Irene Kingsley, Compte de Germiny, and Tonya Hanks. If you'll remember, Tonya is a Keith Hanks hybrid and was named after his niece who died of breast cancer. She is very wispy and feminine looking with every single leaf being interrupted. I feel priviliged to have it.

    Johanna Coppinger-Ana.JPG Irene Kingsley-Ana.JPG Compte de Germiny-Ana.jpg Tonya Hanks-Ana.JPG
     
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