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Is "Wilma" another name for something else?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by RonDEZone7a, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. RonDEZone7a

    RonDEZone7a Active Member

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    I saw a "Wilma" croton for sale but cannot find it in my croton book. Is "Wilma" another name for something else?
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure this is a good valid name and represents only one variety. If you want, throw a picture up of the plant in question if you have one and we'll take a look.


    Jeff
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    "Fred Flintstone"
    "Barney Rubble"
    "Betty Rubble" :p LOL
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I think I saw Marie Nock with one. Anyone have a picture of this cultivar to post? :cool:

    Moose :p
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Was it named after the hurricane?
     
  6. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    I think the photo for Nancy Reagan is actually a picture of Wilma. My Nancy
    Reagan has smaller leaves and is orange. A grower a few years ago was using the names interchangably but they're very different plants.
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Marie,

    I absolutely agree with you. I don't know where Wilma originated from, but it is so different from Nancy Reagan. And the name, Reagan is mispelled there and needs an "a" added to it. But the picture under Nancy Reagan is not that, it's a Wilma with all that pink in it, where NR has lots of orange as Marie noted.
     

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