Name ???

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

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Calling all Croton Eyes - can you attach a name to this croton ??? :confused:
     

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  2. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    Your plant is still too small to say what it is. Looks like that that plants parents can be Ernestine de la rue and connie cutler.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jose - I've never seen a Ernestine de la Rue. My Connie Cutler is so small and young, I am unsure what her potential is. Never seen a mature well grown Connie Cutler. Yes, this is a cross of known parents, but not the ones you have suggested.

    The mystery continues ... :confused:
     
  4. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    I'm curious. So how about Curious.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jose, how about a photo of Ernestine de la Rue? This is an old variety that was thought to be lost.
     
  6. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Ron,
    That looks a lot like Chris's Chili Pan hybrid.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Is that what you want to name it? :confused:
     
  8. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    025.jpg 110.jpg Ray- this croton, ernestine de la rue came from Tim Anderson. the first time i saw this croton i was impacted by the colors and is a very strong plant and likes full sun. The shape is similar to Rapture. The difference is that the Raptors leaves has bigger leaves and ernestine de la rue has more ondulations on the rim of the leaves
     
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    pocomo Active Member

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    Jose, Ray....That looks like the one I call Mrs Peyton that I've been trying to identify for years. I never thought it looked quite like America. I believe I gave it to Tim years ago and he probably identified it. It's the one I used to cross with Bimbo. What do you think Jose? Ron I kinda like the name.
     

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  11. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    Chris/Ray,
    I would say that it is the same plant that Chris has Ernestine de la rue. Amerika has longer leaves and is orange-red. I have 2, one was not in good condition because it was in shade and the other was very colorful but my big african turtle ate it for lunch. I will post when my amerika gets nicer color.
     

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