Grandma revisited

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Apr 5, 2012.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Well Moose,

    Here she is months on. Just starting to color up a bit. How is yours doing? She'll be moved into a 7gal pot soon. Still a mystery to everyone or do we know what she is yet? :confused:
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - good to see your post. The Jury is still out on "Grandma". White Ann Rutherford (formerly Island Breeze) seems very variable on my plant. If White Ann Rutherford is a sport of Ann Rutherford, it makes sense that Ann Rutherford could be variable as well. Ray may be swaying me towards the Ann Rutherford camp.

    You and Judy Glock have the biggest air layers from the mother plant. The Momma plant got so heavily air layered preping it to be transplanted, it is still in recovery. Lots of new growth but no thick heavy branches which takes time. I wish we could get Bob Alonso to get a gander at your or Judy's "Grandma".

    Speaking to Marie Nock recently, I told her that "I wish 'Grandma' would end up being 'something'." Her reply: "Grandma" already is something. :p

    Bren - I think you should try Grandma in the ground. The mother plant is 50+ years old and I suspect may be cold hardy. I will replace your croton if it carks. Hey, one less 7 gallon croton to schlepp around in the winter! ;)
     
  3. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I have one in the ground, thanks Ron!!!
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Mine's going into the ground sometime this spring. Thanks Ron!!!
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Grandma on the right. Something Unknown, but similar on the left.
     

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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dang, it appears that the old gal "Grandma" is reallly a shameless hussy. She sure has been getting around! :eek:

    LOL :D
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    :cool:
     

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  8. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Grandma's finally in the ground, where she belongs:rolleyes:
     

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  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wow, "Grandma" is a real party animal. She jumped into Randy's mulch bed and is loving it. Naughty "Grandma" will be at the Croton Tour Auction anxious to make her way into another strange mulch bed of a lucky bidder. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    When are we having the Grandma Rutherford coming out party?
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :eek:
     

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