Great Orange Crotons

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Marie Nock, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    I've always thought that Chris Mayhew's Doris was the best orange croton. Well, we found one in Hawaii that in my opinion runs a close second.

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  2. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Hope you bring some home. Enough to share?
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Whoa! Holy Moses, Marie, that looks red-orange hot! Great color! Can't wait for that one to go around. Thanks. Any more?;)
     
  4. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    They're in the mist house rooting.
     
  5. Emmylou

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    Wow. What a beautiful vibrant orange. Do I have enough sun for one? If so, put me on the list. Marnie
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marie,

    It's very nice, any clue on a variety name? Hope you all had a nice trip.
     
  7. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jeff,
    No clue on the name. I'm going to call it Fireflash in the meantime. It still amazes me that the crotons that sell well in Hawaii are the Petras, Normas, Mammeys and Magnificents.
     
  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Marie,

    Where in Hawaii did you find that one? If I could find crotons like that here, I would have more in my garden.
     
  9. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    They're not that easy to find. We scour every nursery and plant store on Oahu and around Hilo to find things. This one was from a nursery in Waimanalo. They don't ship up croton cuttings from Costa Rica so it must have come from local stock.
     
  10. Moose

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    Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard :p
     

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