I Don't Understand ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 14, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I got this named croton from a source that I choose not to disclose. Interestingly, I've seen photos of this named variety posted on this orum. My plant does not look like the others. Its a great looking croton but I wonder what it is? Can anyone guess I got it as? Can anyone tell me what it could be? :confused:
     

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  2. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Della McGee?
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Helen Edge?
     
  4. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Ron, I have a similar one that I got from Tim Anderson that he called Krakatoa. It's so different from the other Krakatoa that I have it labeled as Tim's Krakatoa but it's more like Helen Edge or Pop's Yard.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it looks very close to a Della McGee or Helen Edge. I don't think it's a Pop's Yard.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    OK Ana - you batting 100% on this thread. I got this as a Helen Edge LOL :D

    Perhaps more sun exposure will brighten it up. Love the large leaves its putting out in its current shaded position however ... :p
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Yay!!! I did it! I'm going to bask in the glory of this one for a while before I take any more guesses.
     
  8. Perry Edge

    Perry Edge Active Member

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    I've never seen a Krakatoa, but if it is a Helen Edge, I agree it really needs some sun. Having said that, I do have a small one that gets mostly shade and
    the color is much more vibrant. Perhaps because the only fertilizer I use these days is liquid azalea fertilizer as a foliar spray. It has boosted the
    color in a number of my not-so-great specimens.
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    here you go Perry - Krakatoa in side yard by house. Cute little bugger but rather slow.
     

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  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wow - that Krakatoa looks real hot there Phil! :eek:

    We hardly ever hear - Oh this one, it grows like a weed LOL :D
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    My Krakatoa is a differently colored DSC_0154.jpg than Phil's. Very Thai like.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Randy - Is yours slow as well? :confused:
     
  13. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    My plant with even better color.:D DSC_0009.jpg And yeah it's one of the slower ones. I just checked my notes & the first pic was Judy's, down in the Keys.
     

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