Martha Brooks

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Jun 8, 2011.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I know we're probably not supposed to reference Croton Mania here but there's a small question that has arisen. Is the Martha Brooks photo on that site accurate? I have a plant acquired from Marie a few years ago that resembles it quite a bit . I believe it was labeled as a Coppinger hybrid and has a similar leaf shape to General MacArthur but the mature leaves turn a brilliant red. Any ideas? Is Martha Brooks a Coppinger creation?

    Ray
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Ray,
    There is no rule about mentioning that site. I just want to discourage members from using this forum as a tit for tat based on past behaviors of it's founder and the not so nice comments on the forum over there.
    Your question is legitimate & an interesting one. Can you post a pic of yours for comparison?
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    I have no information on the history or even if it is a Coppinger plant. The picture is correct, with more sunlight, it will retain more yellows in the new growth. I have a nice grouping planted at the nursery and here at the house.
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    It looks like what I was told was Tugboat Annie.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Can someone post a photo here? :confused:

    Not interested in using the link. :p

    Is Ricky's statement correct, is Martha Brooks a synonym for Tugboat Annie? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron, No, their two different crotons.
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Tugboat Annie is Marie Dressler
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I think the plant's name is Mary Brooks not Martha. There's an old catalogue that lists Mary Brooks in one of the last Croton Society newsletters.
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I stand corrected. It is Martha Brooks.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I wonder if "Grandma" may be Martha Brooks? :confused:
     
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    They sure look quite similar

     
  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron and Mike, no...they are pretty different from each other.
     
  14. Moose

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    Chris (pocomo) - In the first post Ray (Crazy for Crotons) interestingly asks if Martha Brooks is a Henry Coppinger progeny ? Could you possibly shed some light on that question ? :confused:

    Does anyone else know ? :)

    This thread needs a picture. Who is growing Martha Brooks that could kindly post a photo ? Unfortunately I have as of yet acquired one. :(
     

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