Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Feb 3, 2013.
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Calling all Croton Eyes - can you attach a name to this croton ???
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.
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 ...
I'm curious. So how about Curious.
Jose, how about a photo of Ernestine de la Rue? This is an old variety that was thought to be lost.
That looks a lot like Chris's Chili Pan hybrid.
Is that what you want to name it?
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
Thanks Jose!! I have now identified one of the long standing unknowns of my collection. This plant is somewhat common here in Tampa. I've distributed this plant to other members.
Jose, please confirm the first photo in the link below is the same plant. At one time, I thought it was croton America.
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.
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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