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Did I Luck Out?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Is this Yellow Iceton? No ID on plant. My plant did not make it after this last Winter, but I pretty sure this is Yellow Iceton from memory.
     

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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    yes indeed, that is a Yellow Mrs. Iceton! Mine proved remakably cold hardyf along with the more colorful one.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott:

    Answer: Yes and your coloration is better than mine as well! :p
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Phil thanks for the ID. I think mine would have been ok last Winter if I had not planted it so late in the season (Nov.). I will not be planting any Crotons in the ground this year after Sept. The really late plantings last year are the plants that did not make it.
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I guess Yellow Mrs Iceton has now made the big time. Found it at the Big Box Store.
     
  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Scott -
    Also learned that lesson the hard way too - late season plantings do not survive as well as their established neighbors. But then what to do with a late season acquistion - take it inside for every cold snap ( *&^%$#@!); plant it and hope; or just sink the pot in the ground, mulch, and hope.
    Both Icetons occasionally show up in the big box stores over here too.
     
  7. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Phil, my experience with Ms. iceton was the opposite, one of a handful to perish. Glad they are becoming common as I'll be replacing it soon. Most I've seen in the box stores look too washed out though.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I stopped in a Big Box Store yesterday a gave a quick glance at the crotons to check for something unusual. Well like every time I go, its all Petra's and Mammies. :( At least you guys are getting some variety.


    Warning: The crotons I saw yesterday were invested with the croton scale. Check you plants carefully when purchasing from the big box stores! :eek:
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I had no problem with the pink over the Winter. The yellow was planted 2' away and did not make it. Here is the pink Mrs. Iceton today.
     

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  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Like Brenda, mine got blasted by the cold while the colorful one held up well. A great find nonetheless.
     

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