Dawn Fletcher

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Rags, Jul 23, 2012.

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How do you rate this croton?

  1. Made my day, must have

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Nice plant, consider owning one

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. Stands out in a crowd

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. No appeal, easily lost in a crowd

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    Trinidad & Tobago West Indies
    This croton was created by CS Nursery in Trinidad, It is named after the owner of a famous garden in Grenada.

    " Dawn Fletcher’s garden is noted for its Bougainvillea and Croton collections but many other colourful plants are also grown including Nerium oleander, Alamanda carthartica and Vanda orchids. The garden also contains an attractive Crape Myrtle tree, Lagerstroemia indica, easily recognized by its stiff, rod like branches that are directed upwards and its dense panicles of purplish pink flowers at the ends of the branches".

    I was told that this plant was initially tossed in the junk as a baby, the plant was recovered based on a recommendation by the hybridiser's wife. The plant was eventually tossed out a second time because it was all green....... After being rescued a second time it was allowed to grow to its full potential.
     

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  2. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    The second and third pics show the younger leaves. This plant is on the brink of extinction.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Western Boca Raton
    Just like the other one, keep it in Thailand or it will become extinct!
     
  4. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    Location:
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    These plant reside in TRINIDAD (West Indies) not Thailand....
     
  5. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    I think this is another plant coloured up.....
     

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  6. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Location:
    pine island, fl
    Looks like a white Diane.
     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Western Boca Raton
    Trinidad, Thailand, what's the difference? They both begin with T and end with D. Bah, humbug.
     
  8. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    DAVIE FL
    A very long flight between Trinidad and Thailand,there probably as far apart as two countries could be.
    They do have at least two things in common.Beautiful crotons and beautiful women :)

     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    South Florida, USA
    I think this croton has alot of potential when it gets bigger. It appears to have that marbling effect in the leaves. Nice plant, let us know when it gets bigger and maybe a follow up picture.
     

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