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Pre Wilma Cozumel croton beds

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Dec 10, 2010.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice croton bed featuring Black Beauty. I didn't know what it was at the time.

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, the plant in the middle is what Johnny was calling Rapture. There are a few growing (and surviving) here in my neighborhood. Per Johnny, it's mislabeled Dreer #7 in the book.

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  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  7. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    What a BLAST of color...another way of displaying CROTONS for public enjoyment. This is what I call CROTON SALADS...they look good enough to eat !
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    In my opinion, we do not need Bob Alonzo to solve this mystery. That is definitely not the same cultivar that Jeff has named Red Foot!
    :rolleyes:

    Croton salad is a great description of Ray's pictures. Brillant! :cool:
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Thanks for the pics Ray! You just gave me an idea.
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    As I stated in the other topic on Rapture, it's good to finally clear this up. And what a great find seeing Black Beauty growing down there in Mexico of all places.
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Let's make sure Bob Alonzo concurs with our findings tomorrow. He and Johnny are amazing at this but don't always agree.
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,

    Who knows if BB is still there after Wilma. Those shots were taken in April 2005.
     
  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Well, if their not down in Cozumel anymore, their certainly going to make a comeback throughout Florida. I'm bringing 3 plants to the meeting from some of the cuttings Ron got me.
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thanks to Ray's croton eye, we were able to identify this rarity. I had no clue what it was as a beginner - without Ray, this may have been another lost cultivar. :eek: this thread has some very nice crotons, thanks for posting the pictures Ray! :cool:

     

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