Jackpot

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by kwtimo, Dec 10, 2015.

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  1. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would post pics of Jeff's Jackpot, as it was looking quite good the other morning. 20151206_112046.jpg 20151206_112102.jpg 20151206_112117.jpg
     
  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I need to trade some of Pam's Toffee Bars to Jeff for a rooted cutting. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Gorgeous!!!
     
  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Jackpot's always on my top 5 "I WANT" list after seeing Judy's in the Keys. Magnificent!
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Great plant,gotta love those pinks :)
     
  7. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    WOW!!! What a BEAUTIFUL plant !!! And some wonderful photos Tim. ...I understand it came from Halgrims yard . Would it be a hybrid he cultivated, or possibly a natural seedling that grew volunteer among his landscape?
    When did Jeff obtain thi beauty? It's a beautiful specimen.
     
  8. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    These are all very good questions Mark, and ones I don't have the answers to. Mr. Searle???
     
  9. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    How could I have left Jackpot off my top 20 list?
     
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  10. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    That's a great croton
     
  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, I can't really answer some of the above questions. The only info I can share is that Bob Alonzo met me at the Edison Home many, many years ago in Fort Myers where I was able to take some cuttings and make a donation. From there, we drove over to Bob Halgrim's house. After a quick introduction to Bob ( 99 years old at the time ) we walked around the property where I got more cuttings. After giving it much thought now, I can't remember where the croton mentioned above, came from. Either the Edison House or Bob Halgrim's house.
     
  12. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    Thank you all for further information, I really enjoy the history annd provenance of various rare, beatiful crotons.
    Being still a novice, after five years of collecting, now that I have developed a sharper eye for patterns and colors
    I realize a lot of the specimens I propagated from PEGGY MILLS GARDENS were old estabished varieties from the past. It was my first job here in key west. She had struggled with caner and passed in Sept 1979 just before I arrived in november of 1979. I worked there 79 thru 92. (Just a heavensent job for a frisky hoticurist) Often wished I had taken more pictures, they would have beenmore reliable than my mind. LOL
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I was under the impression that no "later" Croton introductions were added at the Edison Estate.
     

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