Compte de Castelaine

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A really pretty croton now in the garden. Anyone else have a photo of theirs?
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Wow, really a fine croton...
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Jeff - What makes this different from Ethyl Craig? Looks exactly the same as my Ethyl Craig.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,Ricky,Ricky,

    The difference? When you come over to my yard and see them side by side.
     
  5. Phil Stager

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    Looks more like the Madame Butterfly in my yard. See pics taken tonight. Leaves are 3-4" long plus short petiole.
     

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  6. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey,

    How about posting a photo of the two, side by side.
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    The big difference between Madame Butterfly and the Compte is, madame has all the pinks through the leaves, where Compte has no pinks and mostly reds and yellows. Side by side, very different.

    Ricky, don't you know I'm camera s l oooo w? But, I'll try to take some side by sides.
     
  8. Phil Stager

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    Here's a rather scruffy Compte de C in a 3 gal pot on a resin chair in front of Madame Butterfly; the Compte has much darker reds in the top of the leaves which are about 20% larger than Butterfly's; not much confusion when seeing the real thing.
     

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  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Don't mean to go off topic here but the Madame Butterfly subject has been visited here. There appears to be two forms of Madame Butterfly? One form looks like the photos that Phil posted (resembling Compte de Castelaine). The other form, for lack of a better description, simular to a Red Quill. If both forms are accepted to be Madame Butterfly, which form sported the cultivar called The Moth? :confused:

    I may have "stirred the compost", but these questions may need addressing. :eek:
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    It would be great if one of these showed up at the auction also.
     
  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    One of which?
     
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Compte de Castelaine but a Madamme Butterfly would be great also as I have neither

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  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Unfortunately I do not have Compte de Castelaine. According to Phil, this cultivar is, I quote: "slower than a constipated earthworm" ! LOL :D
     

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