Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Jan 21, 2012.
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A really pretty croton now in the garden. Anyone else have a photo of theirs?
Wow, really a fine croton...
Jeff - What makes this different from Ethyl Craig? Looks exactly the same as my Ethyl Craig.
The difference? When you come over to my yard and see them side by side.
Looks more like the Madame Butterfly in my yard. See pics taken tonight. Leaves are 3-4" long plus short petiole.
Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey,
How about posting a photo of the two, side by side.
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.
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.
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?
I may have "stirred the compost", but these questions may need addressing.
It would be great if one of these showed up at the auction also.
One of which?
Compte de Castelaine but a Madamme Butterfly would be great also as I have neither
Unfortunately I do not have Compte de Castelaine. According to Phil, this cultivar is, I quote: "slower than a constipated earthworm" ! LOL
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