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Colonel Lindbergh

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I really like this croton, it's still somewhat small, but the colors are starting to really stand out. What do you all think? And sorry for the sun's glare on the leaves.
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    When I saw it on the Croton Society's Calendar (Nov. 2009) I thought it was a winner. Jeff what is its growth rate? Does it like shade? I think the flushes of orange coloration on this cultivar is special. :cool:
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    At best, it's growth rate would be moderate I would say. It's growing under some small oak trees, so I would consider it strong filter light. I have some other plants still in containers, but the color pattern on this one plant is exceptional compare to the others.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    We'll see how this one does a bit further north in St. Pete since I bought one at your sale. It should be a winner as long as we do not get whacked by a freeze.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I really need one of these! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    this looks a lot like the one that Sergi recently posted a pic of!?
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - are there going to be any of these beauties available at your sale? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Again, get behind the line, sooner or later.:rolleyes: I only have this one plant in the yard and it grows pretty slow for me. And more bad news, all 3 of my cuttings I stuck, all rotted earlier this year. That was a set back!!!:mad:
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - inquiring minds got to know, status update? :eek:
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure this one was a winter casualty.
     
  11. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    a near casualty - found what's left yesterday - not pretty.... that's it right in the middle of the pic.
     

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  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - At least you got one. :cool:

    If it gets cold this coming winter, make sure you throw a blanket over it.
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - it has been 18 months since you posted your photo of Colonel Lindbergh. Could we get an update on this hard to find cultivar. Since Phil's has apparently survived much worse cold conditions, I assume yours to have gained a little weight since then. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Well, he's looking really nice, I must say. But, loosing those cuttings last summer really set me back. I'm going to try hard to get a couple of cuttings this summer to root, so we'll see.
     
  15. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Mine survived January 2010 with minimal damage but is slow growing here.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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