Joe Friday

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Recently got a small one of this cultivar. If someone has a nice one growing, please post a photo so I know what I have to look forward to. ;)
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Take a look on page 3 of Dr. Brown's book. Wish I had some pics but mine got fried the past two winters. I was told it is a sport of Bravo - which is not noted for its cold-hardiness. The only large one I know of is at Sunken Gardens by the flamingo pond.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Really? My Bravo is on the northeast side of the garden and gets hammered by the cold north winds. Rarely drops a leaf. If anything, I'd say just the opposite - one of the most cold hardy in the garden.
     
  4. koki

    koki Active Member

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    I have a nice one (thanks to Phil) will try to post a pic this weekend. Slow growing, thick leaves, some nice pink veining.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Certainly this has been a nice croton that I think most everyone has wanted to add to their collections at one time or another. Phil, I had no idea that it might have sported from a Bravo. Interesting.
    Ron, glad to hear you got one.
    Jeff
     
  6. ScotTi

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    Ron, Check out the Online Croton Reference in the Wiki. Nice pic of Joe Friday taken by Jeff.
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, Are you seeking pictures of this Joe Friday?:D
     

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  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    OMG, you stole that image from my web site. Jack Webb is copyrighted! :eek:
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Since no one else stepped up and posted a photo, my Joe Friday is starting to grow. It sure appreciated getting into the ground. Nice new large leaves. :)
     

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  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Toby - about that picture? :confused: I am sure yours is looking choice this time of year! :cool:

     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Mine took a beating in Jan 2010 but survived. Only in the last 3-4 months has it resumed an attractive appearance.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Toby, Ray, anyone ... how about a picture pleeeease? :eek:
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Joe Friday is coming along. :) Photo from this evening.
     

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  14. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Ron, yours looks great. I've never had an ID on this one, but I think it's a match for Joe. What do you think?
     

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  15. Bullwinkle

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    Looks similar,yours has more pink but that could be light conditions??

     
  16. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The Dragnet reference above begs for the obvious question to be asked. Does anyone have a Dragnet croton in their collection?
     
  17. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I see on the Dragnet page in the wiki somebody has edited the description to add a link to a mortgage modification website...?
    http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/DRAGNET*

    Looks like a member was spamming our wiki....
    From what I can tell he joined, spammed, and quit.
    Bottom of screen says "This page was last modified 14:33, 19 July 2011 by Jason Walker"
     
  18. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I deleted the spam.
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dragnet may be another lost one. Interestingly Jeff has a Car 54 Where are you?. Too much for the tag, I think he just has #54 on them. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Joe Friday with fall colors :cool: Pictures taken Oct. 3rd.
     

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  21. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Same Joe Friday taken this morning :eek:
     

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