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Croton Identifications Needed Please

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by donroberth, May 30, 2010.

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    I am reaching out to all the membership, ladies and gentlemen of The International Croton Society, for help in identifying some of my Crotons who’s names I can’t pin down or just totally befuddle me. Even the local plant nursery persons from San Jose, Costa Rica to Jaco Beach (Pacific Ocean) can only I.D. about a 12-15 of the most popular varieties and all the rest are just “Petras”, “Croto” (Croton), local hybrids or fit into the “beats me” category.

    Fotos 1 and 2 below: Is this a Charles Rutherford as shown on pg. 31 of The Book? The biggest leaf it has produced thus far is approximately 14 inches long (stem to leaf tip). Fotos 3 and 4 : Is this a Jean Frances Fascelli, Fred Sanders or other?
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 1 and 2 below: Is this a Diane, Harvest Moon, Yellow Petra or other? Fotos 3-4 : For lack of a better name I call this cultivar Pink Spots. Although this is one of my favorites, I don’t have the foggiest what it’s name could be nor can I find it in The Book or any of the Croton Sites I frequent on internet. Thanks in advance for all your help.
     

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  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    In your first post, yes, that looks like Fred Sanders.
    In your second post, I believe the yellow one is Yellow Petra if the leaves are 6" to 8". Larger, and it could be something else. I don't know what that pink one is, but if I'm ever back in Costa Rica, I'll be looking for it.
     
  4. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    "Fawnridge"...many thx for your prompt reply and valuable I.D.'s. Further to the cultivar you are identifying as Yellow Petra, the larger leaves measure 10.0 to 10.5 inches long (stem to leaf tip) and 5 inches wide. Hope this helps, Bob
     
  5. irene_kingsley

    irene_kingsley Active Member

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    My Fred Sanders has more yellow patches though.. But it does quite look like Fred Sanders. =)
     

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