Frank Brown Collection

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. Moose

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    This one may be Yellow Banana ? :confused:
     

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    This one may be Charles Rutherford? :confused: Sorry about the pictures but the battery was dying - flash no worky very good :(
     

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    Next to the maybe Charles Rutherford - I planted this one that looks as if it may be a Caribbean Star ? :confused:
     

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    Now I started a new area on the flip side (towards the north) from all the previously posted crotons. Trying to keep Grandma company - seen in the far background :p
     

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    This one looks like it may be in the General MacArthur complex? :confused:
     

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    This unknown from Frank Brown's garden looks like it is General Paget
     

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    This is an iffy. Jeff Searle feels that it is Caribbean Star. This has been my thinking as well. Over time this plant has produced undulating leaves and a texture along the margins that has created some doubts. Chris Mayhew and I put it next to another Caribbean Star and that is where the question arose. We both felt it was distinct or may be an interesting form of Caribbean Star.

    Any thoughts anybody? :confused:

    I just finished this area this evening with the detailing. A two inch layer of freshly raked oak leaves was liberally dispersed around these plants. An additional two inch layer of mulch from a Mahogany was placed on top. Hopefully this will aid in keeping the crotons feet warm for the upcoming cold season.
     

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    Another interesting unknown from Frank Brown's garden. It looks mostly like a Columbiana but I am not 100% convinced. Any ideas, opinions or thoughts? :confused:
     

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    I suspect that this unknown from Frank Brown's garden may be Mammie ? :confused: Spoke with Keith just the other day. Keith recallls that the Mammie cultivar was developed by (forgot the name - help Keith!) in Bradenton, FL by crossing a Gloriosa with a Tortilis.
     

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    Still uncertain but this unknown from Frank Brown's garden is looking alot like Van Buren. :confused:
     

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    Wow - Unknown #5 is really coloring up with some very vibrant orange colors ! :cool:

    Photos taken this morning.
     

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    Here are some better shots taken this morning
     

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    Here are some better shots taken this morning
     

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    These were added as a continuation of the bed with 11 other crotons of the Frank Brown collection.
     

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    Here is a continuation shot from the existing bed. It now wraps around the house and extends to my A/C unit.
     

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    Some better shots taken this morning
     

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    Some better photos taken this morning
     

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    Some better pictures taken this morning
     

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    Some better shots taken this morning
     

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    Some better pics taken this morning
     

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    Pictures from this morning
     

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    This is the last Unknown from Frank Brown's garden to be planted. I'm letting it acclimate and develope its root system further. Perhaps during the Thanksgiving holiday break. Keith has stated that this may be the cultivar Mike Fascell. :cool:
     

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    Marie - Judy and I were looking at Jeff's Mike Ferrer at his sale yesterday. It was smallish and the leaves have yet developed into their true potential. But the coloration and leaf shape looked very simular in my opinion. I will mark my tag with Mike Ferrer? for now - its the only lead I've got on an ID for this plant. Would be nice if Jeff could post a photo of his large Mike Ferrer. ;)

    Judy - are you paying attention? Randy really loved this croton on his last visit to the Moose Land - he is on top of the list for its first air layer. :)
     

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