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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by pocomo, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    A couple coming along. May need to find a new home.
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Beautiful!
    I know a greenhouse in Louisiana with a spot for a plant like that...
    ;)
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that but shift it to Tampa!! You know Chris, the round leaves are reminiscent of the super rare Puccini or an almost as rare Super Petra. I lost my Super Petra in January 2010 and am hoping someone else is growing this cultivar. It's one I'd like to reacquire.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray...you've caught my attention with the Puccini thing. I just recently saw Keith's plant and I've seen these Salmons, somewhat close, but not the same. Both are dreadfully slow!


    Trade for a Super Petra? Cough up something from the Hernandez Collection.....
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, trade for sure. I just have to figure out what you don't have. Give me some ideas...
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - as per the wish list thread ... :rolleyes:

    Copy of Jeff's wish list. :eek:


    I'm looking for a Royal Horseguard and Nancy Reagan. If you have one and would like to make a trade, contact me here.
    Jeff

    I am looking for a Lucile Alonzo and Exotica and would like to trade for something. If you have, please contact me with a PM. Thanks!
    Jeff

    Ok, here's a couple of more on my wish list.

    Mrs Collete and.....

    Marie Dressler or also known by Tug Boat Annie.

    Thanks, Jeff
     
  7. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Wish there were more to go around. Does anybody have a picture of Puccini?
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    pocomo Active Member

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    Thanks Ray. Puccini is similar looking to salmon but maybe a brighter pink. Nice croton!
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a Salmon ANY day over Puccini !!! Puccini might be a rare plant to have, but they are a poor grower. And over rated. Besides, I've seen them both in person. And honestly, I don't think Puccini has a leg to stand on compared to a Salmon. Just my opinion.....
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    I agree but the same could be said for the highly sought after Tapestry and Exotica. Neither one really flips my switch from the photos I've seen. On the flip side, something like Commotion is drop dead gorgeous.

    Chris,
    Salmon is great looking plant for sure. Maybe Jeff can post a photo of his Super Petra for comparison too.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Chris - if those Salmon are looking for a new Mommie or Daddy, what is the adoption fee? :confused:
     
  13. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    that certainly is one beautiful croton!!! I've been lucky enough to see it in person, and the color is amazing.
     

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