COSTA RICAN CROTON WANDERINGS-THE MANY FACES OF GENERAL PAGET

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by donroberth, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    “One of the largest leaved crotons. Ground color is a deep green. The midribs and veins are margined rich butter colored yellow and entire leaf more or less dotted and marbled yellow. Strong grower.” REF: Brown, B. Frank 1995 Crotons of the Word p. 51…as quoted in the International Croton Society WIKI.

    I’ll start this foto collection with 4 close-ups ( for Ana :) ) of our subject…GENERAL PAGET. I would classify this cultivar as one of the Costa Rican favorites, easily in the top 10.
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Foto 5…This grouping is always in the shade of a building and between a couple of large trees receiving only reflected sunlight…probably explains why its leaves are greener than usual and a bit smaller than normal.

    Fotos 6-7…these 2 curb-side pix show-off their immense and flamboyant leaves when compared to foto #5.
     

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  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 8-9 and 10…a few more curb-side shots.
     

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  4. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 11-12 and 13…let’s venture out into the country-side and see what we can find. Sounds like a children’s book…stay with me, lol :D !
     

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  5. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 14-15 and 16…we wrap this presentation up with these final 3 staying with the rural country theme. Hope you enjoyed them.
     

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  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    One of my favorite crotons,thanks for posting.Lamar picked up an interesting sport off an old specimen in Key West this week.
     
  7. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    General Paget belongs in the "Croton Hall of Fame". Thanks Robertico!
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Beautiful, Robertico. Just goes to show, one of the most common crotons can be easily one of the most beautiful. It makes a real statement in the landscape, doesn't it? Thanks for posting your 'collection'. It will be difficult to select the best photos today or tomorrow when I enter them in the wiki. Still trying to catch up from a small trip I took. Thanks!:cool:
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Robertico, thanks again for posting these beauties. You made it easy for me to post the photos, but so difficult to choose. The photos were wonderful. Thanks again.:D Ana
     

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