My top performers....

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by TikiRick, Oct 14, 2013.

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  1. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I thought I would post a few photos of my top few crotons in my collection. Some are more unusual, some are not. Some happen to be growing in their favorite conditions with light, wind protection, etc. Some of these are also my favorites.

    1 is Helen Edge. Its growing in a container and only gets morning to midday sun. It's in a very protected spot.
    2 is Rudy Bachman. I love this croton. It is a fairly slow grower, but worth it. Great color in some strong sun.
    3 is Queen Emma in strong all morning to midday sun. It takes the wind, salt water intrusion, and is a champ for color.
    4 is what I am calling "Easter" since no one can find a true name for this one. Found in a croton cutting pile on the street years ago.
    5 is Nestor. This is growing in similar conditions as Queen Emma along my seawall. However, this is a bit cold sensitive even here in my zone 10B.
    6 is an unknown seedling in my garden that was showing promise. Low and behold, a true orange sport emerged. I may call this one "Logi" a Nordic god of fire, if no one can identify this one.
    7 is a containerized Bimbo. Love the color, large leaves, and impact.
    8 is Carot. Love the fact that this is a full, slower grower for me. Takes morning sun and is protected from the wind somewhat.

    More to come!
     

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  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous stuff, Rick! Love that Logi and Helen Edge. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    :cool: Great looking plants Rick. Is #5 really Nestor? It looks nothing like what I have as Nestor.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rick - do you mean Loki, the Nordic god of mischief? :confused:
     
  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Rick, those are gorgeous! And I love that you put what kind of light you are growing them in because that is the kind of info that's really useful for me:D.

    I think you probably put another Bimbo photo in instead of your Rudy Bachman? Could #3 be Duncan Macaw and #5 be Rubens?

    Your plants are so colorful and healthy looking! I love the Easter croton. Such nice white pattern with red petioles- and with rather long leaves. Beautiful. The Bimbo and Duncan Macaw are awesome too. Now I know where to plant my new tiny Duncan Macaw. Thanks! Don't forget to keep posting!
     
  6. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Anna, good eye. Number 3 is my 10' Duncan Macaw. Yes, and error...it's Rubens not Nestor, thanks Scott.
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Whew.. When I read Nestor is a bit cold sensitive I became a bit scared. I just got myself a Nestor. Anyone know how Nestor performs in the cold?
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I've had Nestor for 20 years; there's a few in the neighborhood that have been here longer; and there's a big one at Sunken Gardens that looks 50 years old. It's a realifble old cultivar that sports a lot.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Helen Edge, perhaps in too much shade ...
     

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