Mrs Thomas Edison

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Jan 14, 2012.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    After growing this plant for over two years, and coming extreamly close to loosing it over the past two winters, it's now finally growing and looking pretty good. This variety was at one time in the garden of Robert Halgrim ( Fort Myers) and of course long gone by now and a very small piece is living (hopefully) up near Melbourne in a garden. I am hoping to get a back up plant rooted this summer. Does anyone else have this rare variety?
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I almost forgot the picture.
     

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  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Didn't know there was a Mrs.....
    Very very nice.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Any history behind it? a sport off Thomas Edison?
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    No I don't Jeff but will gladly accept a cutting if you offer.
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Phil,

    I don't have a clue on it's origin. All I know is, that it was given to me from Bob A. and he said that's what the name was.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Your "back-up" plant should be at Moose Land IMO :rolleyes:
     
  8. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    An out-of-state backup would be even better, just in case anything were to happen to Florida...
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Trust me my friends, in a matter of time, I will gladly release this plant via trade or sell. Like I said, it's been slow at first and I almost lost it when it was very small due to two cold winters in a row. But it picked up steam this summer, so I'm confident that I can get a cutting this summer as a backup. After that, I will release it like any other croton. The more around, the better.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Is this cultivar in the Wiki?

    Jeff how about an updated photo. ;)
     
  11. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Hey Jeff what happened with this little beauty?
     
  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Just had a look at it yesterday. There's two individual plants growing side by side. One has a couple of leaves on it, very slender stem and does not want to grow. The other is slightly larger with a few more leaves, but again just sits there. I took a cutting off of one plant two years ago and it failed to root. This is just one of those poor ass quality plants!
     
  13. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    You have a lot of patience Jeff as I would have pitched it by now. Very nice looking Croton, but if I should ever see one for sale :rolleyes: I will look away.
     

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