Freckles

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    For the Wiki, taken in my garden.
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  3. Jeff Searle

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    Peyton,

    No. This plant is from a very old garden/collection and was given the id from Bob Alonzo but, he did make refrence to questioning it as a true Freckles or another plant that is very identical in colors and spotting, but having a more wavy leaf edge to it than the old original Freckles. For right now, I think it can be put under the Freckles name. Thanks.
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    Yeah, I think it is different from a regular Freckles, at least what I've seen as Freckles...
    I'd like to get one whenever you start propagating it...
     
  5. Moose

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    Jeff - did your Freckles have sex with a Piecrust? :rolleyes:

    LOL Ron. :)
     
  6. Phil Stager

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    A two pics of BIG Freckles and two of Little Freckles - there's a 6" rufler in there for scale. BIG freckles came from Jesse Durko's five years or mare ago; it has been quite slow but has never defoliated.
     

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    ...and two more pics of a BIG Freckles (and I have got to proofread my spelling more...).
    There's a purple tag in there somewhere - and a 6" rule for scale - from fall 2011 sale.
     

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    Phil, the little freckles looks like Pinoccio to me.
     
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    Hey don't laugh - that's exactly what I have in mind if I can con Jeff out of a cutting....
    ;)
     
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    Interesting that Phil's big Freckles also has ruffled leaf edges, or is that just an illusion caused by the 6" rufler?
    :D
     
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    Peyton - it sounds like you need to come to our Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 14th. :rolleyes:

    I have gotten many positive responses for donations for the auction. It looks like it is shaping up that there may be a large quantity of interesting crotons available at the auction. :cool:
     
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    Yeah, I've been wishing I could go, but I have a big car show that week so no way I can make it... :(
     
  13. Phil Stager

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    The edges are ruffled on the BIG Freckles - but not as much as a Piecrust.
     
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    These are two pictures of Judy's Freckles in Fort Myers. Judy was given this plant years ago from Bob Halgrim when he was a patient of hers. In fact it was Bob Halgrim who infected Judy with this Croton sickness.

    There are a few leaves with ruffles, but not many. Most of them have smooth edges.
     

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    Jim,

    Very nice, especially considering all the sun it gets.

    Phil,

    Your first two pic's are Freckles, but the other, I just don't see it.
     
  16. Phil Stager

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    Whoops! Never time to do it right the first time, always time to do it over....
     
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    I picked up this freckles for $8 at Valkaria Nursery during the Vero Beach Gardenfest yesterday.

    freckles1.jpg
     
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    Hmmm, for $8 only? Did you think for a moment that that might be a tad tooooooooo cheap for a real Freckles? Cleo should know better....
     
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    So it isn't a freckles? It went from Cleo's hands into mine and that is what he called it. I like it whatever it is and yes I thought it was cheap. He has numerous variety of croton available and he is blowing them out. Vero Beach Gardenfest is today also (Sunday 2/5). Peters Crotons is there also and I picked up a bunch of different cordyline (yes, he is into ti now also) and AFD #5 and #7 along with some others.
     
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    That's Pinocchio, not Freckles.
     
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    Well it was super busy and many people were tugging at cleo and/or maybe there was a freckles next to it as the sign also said 'freckles $8'. Maybe it was in error. Doesn't matter to me. I like it!
     
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    freckles2.jpg freckles3.jpg freckles4.jpg Some more photos of Valkaria Nursery display.
     
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    Oops, the one of the double photos was meant to be this one:

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    Nice pics,It is a very nice plant for $8 :)
     
  27. Central Floridave

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    Well, I planted my 8 dollar "freckled pinocchio" in the ground yesterday.

    freckles12.jpg
     
  28. Central Floridave

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    I'm jealous, it gets to hang out by the pool all day. !

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  29. Moose

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    Freckles 1.JPG Freckles 2.JPG Here are a couple of shots of Robert Halgrim's Freckles. This is from a cutting I was given from Dr. Frank Brown's garden. It was entered into the Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society's Show. There were two others there but this one was awarded a Blue Ribbon. The leaves were larger and had superior color. It drew much attention and many offers to purchase it were refused.

    I think that incorporating composted oak leaves in my soil mix and the use of Diamond's 12-4-12 palm fertilizer for containers makes the difference.

    Sorry for the "hazy" photos. The lens must have gotten foggy in the humid morning air. :eek:
     
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  30. Moose

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    Freckles.jpg And here it is in the ground
     
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  31. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ron, spectacular plant! Freckles usually doesn't turn my head, but whoa! That is one special mama.:cool:
     

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