Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, May 2, 2013.
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Ron, gotta love those Red Quill. What is the croton to the left of the Mona Lisa in the second series of pics?
I wish there were words! Ron, what is the second one in first post and the first one in second post? Thanks. Ana
Tim - it was great to meet you last weekend. That would be a Madam Fernand Kohl I got at a Searle Brothers Extravaganza on the advice from Rob. "Moose, you gotta get one of these". I'm glad I listened to him!
Charmer / Ana - I believe both these cultivars were available at last weeks auction.
Thanks for the response, Ron. What is the first one in post #15? I have a feeling I'm going to be bugging you all for a long, long time. I wish I could see the plants in person. I know I'd remember much better that way.
Ana - that is Bimbo, its a very slow cultivar so therefore it has a $ price tag if you can locate one. Last one I saw was at the Ramble at Fairchild and it was $95.00. Definitely a "collector's croton".
Pricey, Ron, no doubt. But look at the size and shape of those leaves! Thanks. Ana
Bimbo is certainly not common but shows up from vendor 57, the guy with the purple tags on is plants, at his sales where I got mine for a lot less.
I love to see your crotons, Moose. That pink eburneum is a beauty. If you have time, can you tell me their names? I've gots to know.
Phil - I was not suggesting that $95 was the going price for a Bimbo. It was the last one I've seen available for sale. Actually the Bimbo that I saw was a large specimen plant. I asked the vendor if they were asking $100 for the Bimbo, they said $95. For how slow this cultivar is, it was fairly priced in my opinion.
Oh, since we are taking about Bimbo, here are recent photos of the twins
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