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Orange in the Garden

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Aug 4, 2010.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sweet looking, huh? Rob and I recently put some air layers on this and they should be ready to remove in a couple more weeks.

    It looks like a Baron le Compte, but these plants are exceptional in not only the size of leaf but for it's enormous amount of good orange coloring. So I'm not sure what it is, or just maybe a great form of Baron. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, it's Baron le Compte.
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I'd vote for Baron le Compte also. maybe on steroids but it's agood looker. My large one lost most of the variegation this winter; new leaves are almost all green.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    The reason I look forward to putting this in my yard is, the one I have now has very small undersize leaves, probably growing in the wrong area and basically has one or two tiny little blotches of orange. I would be embarrassed to show it to someone !! :)
     
  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Jeff, that Baron le Compte is stunning. Will you have these for sale in Oct?
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I should, as long as their rooted into the soil enough where their not moving all around. I will have my final list of varieties that I'm selling in the last week of september.
     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Jeff - What's the date of the fall sale?
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    The Fall Sale starts on friday, October 1st and runs through sunday. 8:00-5pm and then 9-4 on sunday.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Moose Land needs this cultivar. :cool: Hopefully it will be available at this fall's sale, Jeff? :confused:
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Just when you think you did it all, every variety you could ever possibly put an air layer on over a span of 3 months, no, not one Baron le Compte was cut. I'm sorry to say. But I still might have one small one that never made it over to my yard, and actually from the garden where these above photos were taken from last year. Ron, consider it yours.
    Jeff
     

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