Pink, Pink, Pink!

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Jul 26, 2011.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I had to go to South Jersey this week for a funeral & had a day to myself. I went to Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square Pennsylvania. I hadn't been here in 30 years. Simply an awesome garden & conservatory. Anyway in one of the greenhouses ther were a few crotons, although nothing any of you would consider exciting EXCEPT this "Miss Peters". It looks like an Iceton without the ice. Enjoy!:p IMG_1287.jpg IMG_1291.jpg IMG_1289.jpg IMG_1288.jpg IMG_1287.jpg IMG_1291.jpg IMG_1289.jpg [
     
  2. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Is this a recognized cultivar? It had almost no green.

    Randy
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Pretty in pink it is. Thanks for posting the pic.
     

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  4. Crotonologist

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    Wow!
    What a great looking croton...
    Sure looks a lot like Mrs. Iceton...
    I'll see if I can dig up any references on 'Miss Peters'...
     
  5. Moose

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    I wonder if it is a cultivar from Croton Society member Mark Peters? :confused:
     
  6. Crotonologist

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    That thought occurred to me too, but it isn't mentioned anywhere on Peters website...
    BTW, I wonder why he doesn't participate in this forum?

    I think this Miss Peters is just a mislabeld Mrs. Iceton...
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Peyton. Ms. Iceton it is and a very fine form of it.
     
  8. Phil Stager

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    I'd go with Mrs. Iceton. What kind of lighting?? natural with some supplemental?
     
  9. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Phil, It is in a 90 year old conservatory in Longwood Gardens, with 1,000 employees and volunteers. Every single plant is very well taken care of!

    Randy
     

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  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The pastel coloring looks mauve. As alluded to by Phil - If it is not a lighting issue nor photo shopped - that is a truly unique looking croton. :eek:

    Randy - you seem to find amazing photographic subjects. Thank you for sharing! :cool:
     
  11. Crotonologist

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    Most of the 'Miss Peters' mentions I could find seem to refer to this one plant at Longwood Gardens...
     
  12. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Here's the other photos I took. I couldn't get enough of this plant. (Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics) It looked flawless!;)


    Randy
     

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  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics esp for cell phone camera! Reason I asked about lighting was because lighting will affect the plant color and rate of growth and will certainly affect any visual images esp if artificial lighting was in use, e.g., pics would look a lot diffreent under natural daylight or metal halide light or that organge sodium lighting or various types of fluros.
     
  14. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Found this on the Longwood site:


    Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum 'Miss Peters'
    Croton Longwood Gardens


    Accession Number: 1975-0581*A

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    More about Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum 'Miss Peters'
    ACCESSION DATE July 01, 1975
    (When this plant was acquired and registered in the database)
    LOCATION GROUP Conservatory; Tropical Terrace
    PLANT SOURCE Jardin Botanique National
    DATE LAST MEASURED January 12, 2011
    HEIGHT (FEET) 5
    Location Map for 1975-0581*A Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum 'Miss Peters'



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    Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum 'Miss Peters'
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  15. Crotonologist

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    Nice work Marie!
    Looks like they got it from the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, so now we know where Longwood got it from...
    The NBG of Belgium has a Living Plant Collections Database (LIVCOL) which lists quite a few crotons:
    http://www.br.fgov.be/RESEARCH/COLL...plt=codiaeum&query_ori=&query_sou=&query_acc=
    including "Codiaeum variegatum (L.) A.Juss. var. pictum (Lodd.) Müll.Arg. 'Monsieur Peeters' " which sounds curiously close to 'Miss Peters'...
    Unfortunately their LIVCOL database does not have a photo:
    http://www.br.fgov.be/RESEARCH/COLLECTIONS/LIVING/LIVCOL/lp-qry03.php?accid=19510176&prg=plt
    But they do cite a source for the plant: "Source : Belgium, Gent, Van Houtte (N)".
    So the search goes on...
     
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    I wonder if Longwood Gardens would trade an air layer of Miss Peters for a nice air layered established Black Beauty ? :confused:
     
  18. Crotonologist

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    That would be the best way to see if 'Miss Peters' and 'Mrs. Iceton' are the same cultivar or not, if they could be grown together for comparison...
     
  19. Moose

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    Lots of Newbies on the forum! :D Here is an old thread very worthy of a bump. :eek:
     
  20. Rags

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    Miss Peters added to the get list..
    Beautiful plant!
     

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