I.D. ME…PLEASE (???)

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by donroberth, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    I’m in desperate need of I.D.’s for these 3 CROTONS in my gardens. Please help me.

    1. Would this be GREEN & GOLD or other? I’ve noticed that RAG’S has been trying to I.D. his in recent postings…mine looks similar but the coloring is different and its leaves seem to be more robust.

    2. Robust leaves.

    3. Close-up of petioles for I.D. purposes.
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    4. Would this be GLORIOSA or other? Mine does not resemble the gloriosa pictured in CROTONS OF THE WORLD.

    5. Close-up of leaves and petioles.

    6. WALKING STICK INSECT…I found this “critter” recently in my garden. I realize they are basically leaf eaters but do they like CROTON leaves…if so, what can I do about them?
     

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  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    7. I’ve had this cultivar in my garden for quite awhile now but have never been able to identify it…help please.

    8. Another view.

    9. Close-up look of leaf structure and petioles.
     

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  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Looks like Glorioso to me



     
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Looks similar to my Charles Rutherford,but yours looks to have some orange which my Rutherford does not have??

     
  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Top one resembles Tiffany - but in deep shade. What is leaf length?
     
  7. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Phil...thanks for your quick response. This CROTON only gets about one hour of early morning sun and the leaf length is approximately 16-17 inches long (including petiole). Furthermore it measures 6-7 inches wide at its girth and leathery to the touch.
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few pics of Tiffany. Leaves are approx 10" long + 2" petiole. It's been a fast staedy grower here in St. Pete.
     

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  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    #1 looks like Julia Reasoner (Gen Paget sport). There are no red petioles so I think Tiffany is out.

    #2 looks like Gloriosa.

    #3 most closely resembles Royal Flush.
     

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