Lauren's Rainbow

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Apr 6, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This croton got brought up yesterday twice from two seperate sources. I don't have one, I don't think. Does it go by another name?

    Can someone post a pic for the Moose? :eek:
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few pics for you Moose. Used to see these occasionally in the big box stores.
     

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  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Phil, I am confused now. Your Laurens Rainbow looks like what I have as Red Banana.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Scott - I had a red banana at one time and the leaves were wider and less colorful, some of which was probably due to lighting conditions. Lauren's Rainbow has a bit more delicate look to it than the red banana and more color ifn the leaves.
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Phil, This is what I have as Red Banana.
     

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  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks just like what I've been calling Laurens Rainbow =- same plant but different names??? not the first time for this crazy plant...
     
  7. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    This is my version:

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  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    This is what I have growing as Laurens Rainbow. :confused:
     

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  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is Picturatum that looks close to what I have as Laurens Rainbow, but has a fountain growth habit.
     

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  10. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I wonder where the name "Laurens Rainbow" originated ...
    Anyone know any history on it?
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    And this is what was sold to me as Red Banana, I am so confused now ... :eek:
     

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  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Moose, My former Red Bannana now sports the Laurens Rainbow name tag.
     

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  13. ScotTi

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    I am also so confused as that looks alot like what I have as Red Excurrens.
     

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  14. ScotTi

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    These two always boggle the my mind. The Yellow Mammy and Yellow Excurrens...I have noticed that the old leaves on Excurrens yellow changes to white.
     

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  15. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Anything new about the Laurens Rainbow? I bought it in Walmart, I put it in full sun according the label and my questions are always the same: how fast does it grow?? How tall does it grow??
     
  16. ScotTi

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    Pix, For best color of Laurens Rainbow give her plenty of sun. I have it in 2 locations in the garden and the almost full sun plant is a knockout for color. Do not know how tall they will grow in the end, but they are around 3' tall now. Img_6221.jpg Img_6223.jpg
     
  17. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Laurens Rainbow in a shady area of the garden. Img_6225.jpg
     
  18. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here are a few shots of what I purchased with the name Laurens Rainbow but believe now is Challenger. Img_6226.jpg Img_6229.jpg IMG_6230.JPG
     
  19. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Thank you:) ...And I have only sun in my garden. I have no shade :(
     

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