Pink is In......tis the season

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Aug 5, 2010.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A couple of lovely varieties that get lots of pink this time of year. The extreamly hot days and nights coupled with the regular rains is fuel for growth.

    The first one is pretty rare, Thea. The second one is called Stain Glass.
     

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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of Thea and Stained Glass is not exactly common but did not lose any leaves this past winter despite its delicate appearance. Nice pics!
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Thea is hot!
     
  4. fawnridge

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    Here's another Thea and a close up of the leaves. Good pink stuff!
     

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  5. fawnridge

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    More pink. From the left - King of Siam, AFD #2, Van Buren, Kentucky (new cuttings, in the ground last week!)
     

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  6. fawnridge

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    Mrs. WF Dreer
     

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  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    Your Thea is just....plain....gorgeous!!! Mine is much smaller and I'm really looking forward to this getting as big as yours. Unfortunately, it's planted where no one can see it and appreciate it. I'll just have to plant another one or two in better spots.:)

    Your group of four pictures, you listed the last one as Kentucky. It looks nothing like what I have and others I see around listed under this name. Their suppose to have a fair amount of orange and no pink in the laeves. What do others think??
     
  8. Phil Stager

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    It's not Kentucky. It is also a very nice croton whatever its name may be. kentucky has orange, orange and more orange but no pinks.
     
  9. Moose

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    Ricky - sorry to disagree, "Good pink stuff" - no, it is absolutely fabulous!!!!! :eek:
     
  10. irene_kingsley

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    i have Magnificient that has alittle pinkish too.. But Thea is just Superb!!! Hope to get Thea and add into my collection.
     
  11. Jeff Searle

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    Here's a real pretty Claude Lorraine.
     

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  12. Jeff Searle

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    Louis Dupuy
     

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  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Oct. 1 - 3 is the season to load up on some pink stuff. Just when Bren thought her wish list was final, here are some more to ponder! :p

    You learn to hate and love the Croton Bug at the same time! :eek:
     
  14. junglegal

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    I like some pinks but am a huge fan of the orange varieties. Yellow is my least favorite and the color I have the most of due to lack of shade :rolleyes:
     
  15. Crazy for Crotons

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    Louis does really well in shade. Is this on on the shade recommendation list?
     
  16. Moose

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    Ricky - I am sure that your Thea is looking real sweet right now since the rains arrived. How about an updated photo ? Pleeeeeease ! :)
     

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