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Green and Yellows

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Here's a couple of new additions to the yard. The first one has a leaf that is a little bit larger than a Diane, and a different shape. It's big! The second one is quite different with it's viening pattern. They came from a very old croton garden and I hope their names can be remembered hopefully. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Jeff
     

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  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    They're both gorgeous! The second one could be a Mons Florin.
     
  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Wow, nice find!
    Could the first one be a blotched General Lawrence?
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Marie and Peyton,

    According to Bob Alonzo, these are both still unknown to all of us. The first one is absolutely incredible with it's size of leaf and unique markings. The second one he thought at the time(2 years ago) could maybe be a Davis #10, but I think I remember seeing that one in one of the past calendars and it wasn't. To see it in person, you would immediately know it's not a Mons Florin. Of course now, their in a rag-tag look and will need some warm months and rain to get them back to the way they should look.
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The one on the right isn't a Davis #3? What's the difference?
     

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  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    When posting pics, esp of unknown, unidentified, mystery, etc. crotons, try and put some scale in it - a finger, your foot, a rufler, the dog, something to give some sense of size.

    Now FWIW, that second one looks a lot like an unamed variety with mediumj size leaves in the yard. See pic
     

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  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Okay?
     

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  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    At first I did not embrace the Green/Yellow crotons. My mind got changed awhile ago! :cool: Every croton picture posted in this thread deserves a place in a discerning gardener's garden !!! :)
     
  9. keith

    keith Active Member

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    Jeff, maybe they need a change in location to get rid of that rag-tag look- like
    maybe in Bradenton????
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'll give them a couple of more months to grow out, if not, their headed for the dumpster.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    You gotta have the Green & Yellows. :cool:

     

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