Mystery Croton

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Perry Edge, Sep 1, 2011.

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  1. Perry Edge

    Perry Edge Active Member

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    I found this croton in a yard in St. Petersburg. Lee has seen it and Bob Alonzo has seen the photo and they don't know what is... DSC09656.JPG
     

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Perry, it's great to see you posting here. Don't be a stranger. That's the plant I saw right? I have no idea what it could be but looks very nice.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I have no idea. If Bob and Lee don't know ... ? :confused:

    What I do know is that it looks awesome and needs to get shared so it does not become another lost cultivar! :cool:

    Perry - thank you for posting these photos. Very nice plant. :)
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Perry,

    Great to see you posting here! Is this plant the "Helen Edge" ? can't quite tell.
    Jeff
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Very nice!
     
  6. Perry Edge

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    No, it is definitely not the Helen Edge, but looks like it could become the "Karen Edge" if it remains unidentified. Now I just need to find another one to name after my daughter!
     
  7. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Perry,
    You have a knack for finding great crotons. Helen Edge is still one of my favorites. I have no idea what this one is but it's very nice.

    Welcome to the Forum.
    Marie
     
  8. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    That is one great looking croton!
     
  9. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Very nice! Welcome aboard!
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Perry, it resembles Major Dade on a second glance. The leaf size is the only thing making me question that ID.
     
  11. Perry Edge

    Perry Edge Active Member

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    Is there a photo of Major Dade anywhere?
     
  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Perry, Check out the picture in the Wiki of Major Dade.
     
  13. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    The WIKI was hard for me to find, I think Dean is working on that. It's called WIKI on the top bar but once you click WIKI, it is called Croton Encylopedia on the left sidebar.

    Perry, here is the direct link
    http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/MAJOR_DADE
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Can't be Major Dade Ray, MD does not have any reds in it.
     
  15. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I see more orange than red. Major Dade can have plenty of orange. Like I said before, that was just what it resembles but is probably a stretch.
     
  16. Perry Edge

    Perry Edge Active Member

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    ALso, I don't see the red petioles in the Major Dade photos
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I think the one in the photos section has been grown in more shade.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Any updated photos of Karen Edge ? :)
     
  19. Perry Edge

    Perry Edge Active Member

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    The Karen Edge went very flat on me...it lost its color, and growth slowed to a crawl. In a desperate attempt to resurrrect it, at the last gathering I gave it to Judy who graciously agreed to adopt it and take it to the keys (you know how great crotons grown there look). I know it's in the ground; perhaps Judy could give us an update?
     
  20. Judy Glock

    Judy Glock Active Member

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    Perry, Look under Randy's post of Jim& Judy's Keys Gems. Post #1, picture #8. The small croton to the right of the Davis hybrid is Karen Edge. It has been very slow for me as well!
     

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