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Mrs. Collete does it exist

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Nov 4, 2010.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    This old variety is described in Dr. Brown's first book and the attached first Croton Society website photo proves it exists somewhere. I believe Bob Alonzo told me this is a Polychrome crossed with something else and introduced by Al Cutler. This is one of those you never hear mentioned much.
    http://crotons.org/gals/Collett.htm
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It could still be out there, planted in someone's garden, but the owner having not a clue to it's name and value it deserves. I personally never have seen it or know of one's existance. I hope it's not lost.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - isn't that the cultivar you said looked simular to the "blotched Mrs. Snyder Disraeli"? :confused:
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Yes for lack of a better description. I wish I could remember what they crossed with Polychrome to get this one.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Even if you knew, there's no guarantee that if you made the cross again you would end up with the same seedling/plant. Right?
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    True. Genetically unstable.
     
  7. keith

    keith Active Member

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    I had it, but this past winter took it out.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :(
     

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