Mike Fascell ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Mike Fascell MN 1.JPG Mike Fascell MN 2.JPG Mike Fascell MN 3.JPG Mike Fascell MN 4.JPG Here is the Mike Fascell that I got from Marie Nock. :)
     
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  2. Moose

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    Mike Fascell FB 1.JPG Mike Fascell FB 2.JPG Mike Fascell FB 3.JPG Mike Fascell FB 4.JPG Mike Fascell FB 5.JPG Mike Fascell FB 6.JPG And this is what grew out of a cutting from Dr. Frank Brown's garden. Later ID'd by Keith as Mike Fascell. Both plants seem to be the same cultivar - showing lots of nice coloration.
     
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  3. palmisland

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    I think there is a little difference from the one I bought. :confused: Huh, Not even close.
     

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  4. Moose

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    Now to my point. Judy got a Mike Fascell at Jeff's sale. It don't look anything (although it is a very pretty croton) like the two plants that I have as Mike Fascell as seen in the twp previous posts. I told Jeff that my "Mike Fascells" had a different leaf shape and had orange coloration. What Jeff has as a Mike Fascell came from a garden that Bob Alonso had ID'd. Could be a tag got switched or just another interesting croton world caper.

    Perhaps Judy could post a photo of her plant for comparison purposes. :)
     
  5. Moose

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    Thats it - that looks like Judy's plant. Thanks for posting your photo Randy.
     
  6. palmisland

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    OK Same name, completely different plants. Which is correct:confused:
     
  7. Jeff Searle

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    I can see were talking about two different plants. The only thing I can say is, it did come out of the Pinecrest Garden and was tagged as a Mike Fascell. Before I came across this variety, I never heard of it. SOOOOOO, once again, if we could ever get Bob Alonzo involved, it might clear this up, once in for all.
     
  8. Phil Stager

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    ...and the first pictured Mike Fascells bear a very strong resemblance to Corn Bread - long petioles, identical leaf shape, very similar coloring. lpots of space between leaves...
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts exactly Phil. More naming chaos.:D
     
  10. Moose

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    Mike Fascell.jpg Mike Fascell ? From the Frank Brown yard.
     
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