Davis' Moonglow

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone growing Davis' yellow and green broadleaf Moonglow? I had a small plant from Keith Hanks but he and I lost ours during January's freeze. Hopefully someone has this and the plant is not lost. I believe there's a photo of it in one of the Croton Society calendars from a few years back where Davis hybrids were featured.
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    It is in the calander, November 2005. But I have to say, it looks like lots of "green and yellows" that are seen all over the place.
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, we've talked about some plants that are worth having just for the historical aspect. This is one of those. It's not the prettiest thing in the world but someone has to look after it. Maximum and Caution Light are pretty fugly too but still part of Florida's history.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree. And I would gladly add it to my collection someday if I were to have the chance.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hey, I like Maximum! :eek:
     
  6. keith

    keith Active Member

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    Gotta love the green and yellows. Ray, there are two crotons that have the caution
    light name. One is much better looking than the other.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Keith, you just made Jeff cringe.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Is Davis' Moonglow just a memory ? Anyone on this forum growing this cultivar ? :confused:
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I think it's toast.
     
  10. keith

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    I found one in all the junk I have.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Keith - how is it looking? This weather should had helped with it's recovery. Is it in shape for a photo op? :confused:

     
  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    This all the more reason why you guys that live up in the cold tundra, how important it is to get some of these plants shared around, especially down in south Florida and the Keys.
     
  13. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    LOL....the cold tundra is "only" about 5-7 degrees colder than you guys when the really cold stuff clears the entire state. If I'm wearing a jacket, so are you guys. I do agree however, that the rare stuff needs to find a second home south of the Lake.

    My Rose Charmer finally went away. Another lost cultivar?
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    5 - 7 degrees F = .5 to .7 of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Average Annual Minimum Temperature. The first of the Florida cold fronts usually do not make it to the south-east coast in the beginning of the season. But the So. Florida area could get another Hurricane Andrew and totally wipe out a few outstanding collections. :eek:

    I agree with Bob Alonzo - all cultivars need to get established (distributed) in multiple locations for preservation purposes. "We need to get these plants out there!" :)
     
  15. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    You and I both know it's not the early season fronts that do the damage. Miami has been a bonafide 10A the last 2 winters and I've flirted with the lower end of 9B.
     
  16. keith

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    Yeah Jeff, the cold may get us, but the hurricanes get you. There should be one plant of everything
    on the east coast and west coast. Ill be at your house next week to get all your rare stuff lol
    [ keep those dogs on a chain please ]
     
  17. Moose

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    Keith - Kane will let you use his clippers and carry the bags for you if you bring lots of NY Strip. LOL :eek:;):p:eek:
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Please, please, please Keith - can you post a photo? :eek:
     
  19. keith

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    I dont know how, if Ray will bring his camera the next time he comes down, he can post it.
     
  20. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning a trip to see Keith. I'll bring a camera and my clippers :eek:
     
  21. Crotonologist

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    Ray, while you're there get some pics of all those Halgrims that Keith has....
     
  22. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see them as well! And any others that Keith might have.
     
  23. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Keith - did you and Judy attend the same photography class ? :confused: LOL :D

    Go Ray Go - show us the Bling !!! :cool:

    Hint - heavy shade or better at dusk. Wet plants and use a flash. Makes my plants look much better on this forum than they really are ... :rolleyes:
     
  24. Crotonologist

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    It's actually pretty easy, maybe Ray can show you how to post pics while he is there...
     
  25. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong. Moonglow isn't a standout looking plant but as I've discussed before, has some historical value.
     
  26. Moose

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    Wouldn't know, no one has ever posted a photo. Have not seen one in a garedn yet either. Now if a photo gets posted ... :rolleyes:
     
  27. Rags

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    Hey, where is that Moonglow photo??????
     
  28. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Alan,

    It's either sitting somewhere in a collection on the verge of being lost for good, or IT IS already lost for good.
     

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