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Fall Color at its best!

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Borgy230, Oct 26, 2010.

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  1. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Fall always seems to bring out the best color in crotons!

    In order of Appearance, Stained Glass, Polychrome, Madame Fernand Kohle, Coral Shower
     

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  2. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    next up we have Fathers Day, Veitchii, Ethyl Craig, and Colombia
     

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  3. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Next is a little planting with Queen of Siam, Royal Flush, Tamara, Rudy Bachman, Golden glow.
    2nd pic is Golden glow, then Carmen Christian, then Gonzalez
     

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  4. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Here are some photos of a Dr. Frank Brown, look how big those new leaves are!
    Also, a picture of where I keep all my seedlings, rooting cuttings ect.
     

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  5. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Here is Mrs. Snyders Desraeli, Franklin Roosevelt, Monarch, and Porters Pink Veitchii
     

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  6. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Elanor Fischer, Mosiac, Duncan Macaw, Confetti
     

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  7. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    and I think this is the last one of the day, William craig (my favorite), Dianne, Dianne's huge new leaf!!, and Tiger Eye
     

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  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Besides all the great color like you said, I'm just amazed on how nice your collection has become. You have some incredible varieties there.

    Just clean up your spelling.....:)
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice stuff Rob. Eleanor Fisher has become one of my favorite yellow and green varieties.
     
  10. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Rob, Nice looking plants! Thanks for posting the pics.
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    That's another photo of a gem, far, far away.
     
  12. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Borgy230...Very, very nice. Not only is your collection beautiful but you took the time to name them. Your presentation is a "keeper" and I plan to place it my Croton files for future reference...I have a hard time with I.D's !
     
  13. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Rob, the Carmen Christian resembles the Captain Kidd in the calendar this month. Just sayin'.
     
  14. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Ray, tell that to Mr. Searle, came from him.
     
  15. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    First two pics are of a Carmen Christian from the Edison Estate in 2001; it is a slow plant since the second pic is the one and only air layer from it.
    Next two are Capt Kidd from Croton Society sale a year or two ago. Plant needs more sun. ...and not to be confused with a FDR look-alike but with smaller dots previously known as Capt Kidd.
     

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  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Great thread Rob - thanks for starting. Here are some contributions to the thread: :)

    Sybil Griffin - 2nd Photo has 15 inch long newly emergent leaf, she is still soft.
     

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  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thomas Edison - 2nd Photo has leaf measuring 12.5 inches long. This new leaf is soft and flopped downward ;)
     

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  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Some views of my Carmen Christian. This gets morning sun with filtered sun to heavy shade as the day progresses. :)
     

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  19. Moose

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    Prince of Orange - the 2nd Photo is showing leaf 11.5 inches long. :cool: In heavy shade gets filtered light in the late afternoon.
     

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  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    How about a little Comotion. 2nd Photo showing leaf 13 inches long. This leaf is still soft and is curved. If straightened out it would be 13 inches long. Everyone should have a little Comotion going on in their garden. :rolleyes:
     

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  21. Moose

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    Philip Geduldig. Got this from Ricky as a rooted cutting at last year's international croton society meeting which he hosted. I planted in June and has really jumped. I probably left it in the one gallon container too long. :p
     

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  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Irresistible - this is a hot cultivar that has grown much faster than I expected. The new leaf is 13 inches long and 9 inches wide from tip to tip on the pointed lobes. Got this from Marie Nock and I love it! :p
     

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  23. Moose

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    Caribbean Star - another awesome cultivar! :cool:
     

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  24. Moose

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    Corot leaf 1st Image, Corot 2nd Image, Corot (left) with Polychrome (right) and Corkscrew (below) :)
     

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  25. Moose

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    Diane 1st image mature leaf. Diane 2nd image mature leaf. 3rd image is Diane with 15.25 inch leaf. 4th image of same leaf of Diane 8 inches wide :)
     

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  26. Moose

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    Judy's Beauty 1st image. 2nd image is Judy's Beauty old leaf with red-orange spotting. 3rd image of Judy's Beauty medium older leaf showing very orange heavy freckling. 4th image is Judy's Beauty with new leaf that has not colored up with orange yet. This cultivar was named by Jeff Searle after our very own Judy Glock. ;)
     

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  27. Moose

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    Jungle Queen 1st image. Jungle Queen 2nd image. Jungle Queen 3rd image leaf 12 inches long. Jungle Queen 4th image same leaf 7 inches wide. :)
     

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  28. Moose

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    Kentucky 1st image. 2nd image Kentucky leaf 13.5 inches long. 3rd image is Kentucky same leaf with petiole 4 inches long. :)
     

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  29. Moose

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    Lord Bellhaven :rolleyes:
     

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  30. Moose

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    McAdoo - Oh! As seen in Dr. Brrowns book on page 108 :cool: 2nd image of McAdoo with 12 inch leaf. :)
     

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  31. Moose

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    A little Peace in the garden:
     

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  32. ScotTi

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    Here is my Philip Geduldig now. What happened to it? Here in pic 2 is it last fall. To much sun? Or did the cold last Winter change it?
     

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  33. Moose

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    Scott - My Philip Geduldig is in some pretty heavily shaded filtered light. You first photo looks similar to the the cultivar Heaven. :confused:
     
  34. Phil Stager

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    Whatever pic 1 is, Scott, it isn't Philip Geduldig. Let me post some pics later. ..and not too sure what 2nd pic is. OK, here's some pics of Philip Geduldig taken tonight. First 3 are of same plant in moderate sun; last pic is one in light shade in 5 gal pot.
    The ID as PG was by an old Dutchman at a Croton Sale; he also noted that Geduldig means either lucky or unlucky in Dutch.

    I'll take some pics of what may be Heaven tomorrow when it's light out.
     

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  35. ScotTi

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    Ron/Phil, I went back to the thread for ID I did on this plant last Dec. I stated in the thread that there were 4 plants in the pot with one looking diffrent. I went out to check that the other plant was not the lone survivor of the group. But the Winter casualty was the diffrent plant and there were 3 survivors that had been IDd as PG in the Dec thread. So what could change the looks so drastic?
     
  36. Moose

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    Rafael has recovered very nicely since getting crushed by the sheared royal palm fronds. He was transplanted to avoid another such event. :)
     

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  37. Moose

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    Rob - you made me go look at my Coral Showers. It has really brought out some brillant orange coloring like yours. I don't remember is getting this orange last year. I guess that as a plant matures and gets acclimated, the coloring gets better. :rolleyes:
     

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  38. Moose

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    My Fishbone has really taken off this summer. I did a few "pinchings" during the growing season. The 2nd image shows some great dark green colors contrasting with the sharp yellow lines. The third image shows a new leaf measuring 14.5 inches long. Another emergent leave (4th image) is measuring at 15 inches in length. :)
     

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  39. Central Floridave

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    great photos, thanks.

    I haven't had any rain this fall, so my croton are just hanging on and not thriving.
     
  40. Moose

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    What a great thread. Worth revisiting. If some rooted cuttings of these cultivars were available for our next auction .. :eek:
     

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