Please help with ID?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by annafl, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Any ideas? Thanks. Ana
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Did you get that from Tim Anderson? :confused:
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    No, I didn't Ron. I got it from Mark Peters a few months ago (maybe Feb.). I got it as a Gloriosa, but in the wiki it is in the broad leaf category and the examples were a bit different. When I saw yours, I doubted it even more. Now I see these beautiful, solid orange leaves, and that, with everything else makes me question it. Any ideas?

    I forgot to add something for scale as Phil always recommends, so I just went out and measured. The largest, broadest leaf is 5 by 8 1/2 inches.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions:confused:.

    Ana
     
  4. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    It's beautiful whatever it is.:p
     
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Nice plant it has some similarities to my Davis 87??

     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It also resembles Davis #26 and 59 :p.
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    So can we safely say it's not a Gloriosa? Any other ideas?
     
  8. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Bring an airlayer to the October auction and I am sure we can narrow it down .I will start the bidding at $20 right now :)

     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Mike, as you can see, it's got an airlayer on it now. It's such a leggy plant I'm trying to bring it down to make it fuller. I'll also plant this one adjacent to it to try to make it more visually appealing. Is that what you would do? Next spring I'll air layer another lanky stem and then I'll be ready to find a trade.
     
  10. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Anna, What did this turn out to be?
     
  11. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Bren, I still don't know for sure. Randy says it reminds him of Ellen Rutherford, but it has more pinks and oranges than ER. It is a gorgeous plant that is one of my very favorites. Now I have it in 2 places and have promised an air layer to Tim, which I'll do in the spring. It's on my avatar. I'll have to post another photo.
     
  12. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Bren, here are mother and daughter as they look now. For those who have Ellen Rutherford, does it seem like her? Any other ideas?

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