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Is this the cultivar "Excellent"?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This was sold to me as "Excellent". Is this an accurate ID ? :confused:

    These photos are the same plant from two different perspectives. :cool:

    Thanks

    Ron. :)
     

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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so. It looks more like "Angel Wing" to me, but it's impossible to be certain from a photo and it may change once it gets in the ground. This is my "Excellent".

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Ricky. It seems almost all the cultivars I got from this source have suspect ids. If mine is Angel Wing, I will be happy to know what it is - I already love the leaf shape and color patterns. Yours seems to have much darker leaves with sharp contrasting blood red veining. Very nice! :cool:


    Ron. :)
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron / Ricky,

    I would say it is Excellent. The leaf shape looks about right. Ricky's plant needs to color up more, as these will get alot of red in the leaves.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ron, that looks like Gloriosum Superbum which has been showing up at Target stores up here. Don't confuse that one with Gloriosa.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    It ended up being Angel Wing. The leaf characteristics changed as it matured. Will post a follow-up photo soon. :cool:
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    3 different leaf shots and an overhead shot ... :rolleyes:
     

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  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    That's not Angel Wing baby cakes, that's Gloriosum Superbum.
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I agree it looks like Gloriosum Superbum to me.
     

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