Halloween Croton Adventure ( Back from the dead )

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Kingdavid, Oct 20, 2013.

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  1. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Every day when i would head to work i would notice the beautiful crotons this one old house had . Problem was it was fenced and could never see anyone home to ask about cuttings. this went on for a long time . finally one day i saw some activity at the house , but was late for work . On the way home that night it was dark so i could see nothing . The next day when i drove up all the crotons were gone ......Quite the bummer . 4 days later i saw a construction dumpster out front and couldnt resist looking inside , sure enough all the crotons had been cut up with a chainsaw , no leaves nothing , being a croton head i drug out the bare root plants and headed home , trimmed what i could and planted the stumps and put the sticks in some buckets of H20 .Only one of the root balls showed signs of life , so i took some pictures along the way . the only one ive seen like it was at Jeffs house ....please let me know if you have any idea what the name is . Thank David
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I'll take a wild stab at it - W.F. Dreer perhaps ... :confused:
     
  3. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Your the only person to make a guess ...its a WF Dreer so far i have no idea .... THANKS for the imput
     
  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    David, if you think you saw it at Jeff's house, why don't you send a PM to Jeff asking him to look at it. Otherwise he might miss the post? It's a beautiful plant, and it would be nice to know. Sounds like he's your best chance.
     
  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    To me, the markings look a lot like Magnificent, but the leaf shape is not right.
     
  6. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    David,
    What a beauty this is! I can't ID it but take a look at the picture of Connie Cutler on Page 87 of Brown's book. The blotching is very similar. It will be interesting to see the mature color of the leaves on yours. Please take good care of this one so you can bring some to an auction one day.
    Marie
     
  7. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    i think its a little bit different than the Connie Cutter ,But Now that i looked at the picture im sure i have one identicle ,Ive never know the name . ill try to post a picture , Thanks Is the Connie cutter common ive never seen one posted ?
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    David - here is a link to a thread that may be the elusive Connie Cutler: http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/showthread.php?3911-connie-cutler&highlight=connie
     

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