RARE AND OLD TIMERS

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Kingdavid, Dec 16, 2013.

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  1. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    tHIS OLD Duke of Windsor came from the same old plantation house built in The early 1900 . Ive had it over 20 years in a pot . not sure of its age . The yellow Duke is a sport from it 7 years ago . Rudy Bachman also in pic
     

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  2. Kingdavid

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    Sport from fishbone not sure if it is a sport . or a blotched fishbone . after airlayer it stayed the same color
     

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  3. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Not rare but an oldie they had 20 ft tall John Benders . this one ive had a long time .....
     

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  4. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Love it! Blotched crotons are my favorites.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

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    And I love seeing the old, tall plants, even if their common. There's usually some history behind them, and the property, owners, etc.
     
  6. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Great fotos…I especially liked the one in your post #1 and how you compared the old Duke of Windsor with the Yellow Duke sport, also, the way you included Rudy Bachman for additional color. Nicely composed and your commentary make for a very informative photograph.

    Nice Fishbone Sport and a beautiful John Bender as well…thanks!
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    David, the color and shape composition in that first photo is so pretty! I really like that fishbone sport also.:D
     
  8. Native son

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    Good stuff David, I will post some pics I have from different varieties that have a very similar look. First pic, from Key West General Padgett, Second from 20 foot totally greened out no Id. The G.P. Sport is named J. Reasoner I think.
     

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  9. Kingdavid

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    NOt sure of name it looks like a president Regan. But its to old i believe to be that one ??? what was Pres Regan called before then ???? house was built in the 1950s. So not sure what it is beautifull every color known . Its at my freinds house .Its probably 15 ft by 20 ft .
     

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  10. Kingdavid

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    Her is another plant i got over 20 years ago From the plantation house on the indian river that was built around the begining of the century .The house had cabins for the rich and famous to stay at . It was originaly built by a movie star . a lot of the plants had metal plates saying the names on them . It was over 12 ft then , it was in bad shape had to cut it way back to transplant. They had a tag calling it Florida sunrise . It has about 3 or 4 different types growing on it .But she is a beauty ....
     

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  11. Kingdavid

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    Now we have a new one ...This is a sport from Luc's Green & Gold . Called Gold Digger....3 yrs old grows pretty quick .....quite thick leaves which seems to make them hardy and fast growing .I know its only green and gold but very stirking plant
     

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  12. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    You've got some beauties there, David. Could the one in post #10 be Johanna Coppinger?
     
  13. palmisland

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    Beautiful plants David! Some real antiques:eek:
     
  14. Phil Stager

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    #9 is probably a Corot. I've got a Pres. Reagan and a Corot planted close together and both look the same to me.
     
  15. Kingdavid

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    It very well could be . it has at least 4 distinct different plants in one , shes an old one . They had originally made medal plackerds with the names on them .This one said Florida Sunrise . what year it was actually planted I have no idea .I only got 1/3 of the plant it was in bad shape . The stump was in a clump maybe 2 ft by 3ft around and 12 ft tall about 2/3 of it was almost dead. It could be 50 to 75 years old , or older . Parts of it do look like Johanna Coppinger , part looks like Sunrise , some are just green with yellow center .
     
  16. Kingdavid

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    Not many of these around so i hear .Charlemagne Its starting to slowly show her colors , the yellows are flushing !!!
     

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    Another new one Lucs Green & gold . Quite the good grower . vivid yellows growing in a fairly shaded area , would be even bolder in more light
     

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  18. annafl

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    Can anyone help me out with confirmation on any of David's plants? Charlemagne? Please?:)
     
  19. Kingdavid

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    I will let you guess this one ???????? I know but lets put it out there .... I have 3 all are a little different in there colors .
     

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    Charles Rutherford & Ellen Rutherford With Charles there are 4 of them and all displaying different colors ...
     

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  21. Moose

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    I may be mistaken but both my Corot and President Reagan exhibit vibrant oranges & reds. Do not recall either displaying pinks like David's photo. :confused:

    A very pretty croton your friend has there David! :cool:
     
  22. Kingdavid

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    AND HERE IS WILMA .... Gotta love all the Pastels , pinks & yellows .....
     

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