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Some Beauties in the yard

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Borgy230, Sep 19, 2009.

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  1. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Just some eye candy for you all.

    Captain Kid, Norma, General Pagent, Christian's Landscape
     

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  2. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    and some more

    1st is one sold to me as Aligator, look at the color on the older leaves!!
    2)Norman Rockwell
    3) Mosiac
    4) Golden retriever, to the left is Christians landscape, to the right is Multicolor
     

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  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Rob, I saw the real Captain Kidd at Lee's place in Tampa. The one in your photo may be another form of FDR. See Phil Stager's post from August 17th where he posted photos. The first two photos are CK and the last two are a plant like yours.

    Your plants look great btw.
     
  4. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    yeah, Lee was talking to me about that about two weeks ago or so. I got this from Jeff maybe three years ago.

    what do you think about that aligator?
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of alligator but it looks nice.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob - thanks for sharing and posting the photos of your eye candy crotons. :cool:
     
  7. Sihara

    Sihara Active Member

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    Ray, do you think so? I have a Captain Kidd from Jeff's collection - and it looks like the one in the pic, but doesn't really resemble an FDR when I look at the actual plant. Was supposed to be in the same group though.
     
  8. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Nice crotons! I love the mosaic one.
     
  9. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Okay!! Time for some dumb questions! I just bought a "Norma." I guess it looks like yours... but what makes Norma a Norma? And how much can it vary before it is not considered one?!?
     
  10. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Here's my "Norma"
     

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  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Angela - I am horrible at making an ID. That is why I have to tag mine. That being said, I do not know if yours is a Norma, it does not look exactly like mine. I just spent an entire day with Ray and I still don't have much confidence in an ID. I guess developing an eye takes time.

    Yours is a stiking croton with awesome colors so that makes it a great one in my book. That is why I grow them!!!! :cool:

    Kindst regards,

    Ron.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob - any chance to see some updated photos of your croton eye candy? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    here are some current photos
     

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  14. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    and many more! colors are showing good with all the rain we have had!
     

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  15. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    and then theres more
     

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  16. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    and yet theres even more
     

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  17. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    and the last little bit o pics
     

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  18. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rob,

    Your plants are certainly very nice because of all our rains, warm days and nights. How many varieties do you think you have now?

    The first one in pic.# 14 looks alot like Dr. Alix, but dosen't quite look like the real deal. What's your take?;)

    Maybe you could add some names to your pictures so we all know what were looking at. Just saying......:)
     
  19. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Mr. Searle,
    Thank you for your compliments, I have a bit over 100 varieties now.
    The first pic in # 14 is Dr. Alix with out a doubt

    as far as names, there are a few I forget at the moment, can name them later when at home
    in post #13
    Her Highness, Dr. Frank Brown, Veitchii

    Post #14
    Dr. Alix, Princess Euiginia, Monarch, Queen Elizabeth

    Post #15
    Mosiac, Jungle Queen, William Craig, Commotion

    Post #16
    Forget the Name, General Pagent, Polychrome, Fathers Day

    Post #17
    Island Breeze, Capt. Gilbert Cutler, King of Siam, Golden Glow, Gloriosa, Forget the name
     
  20. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rob,

    I can only think of one thing, A TOUR SOON. You have some nice beauties there, and thanks for sharing.
     
  21. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob - did you ever get a name tor the 1st Croton in post #16?
     
  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    In post #2 photo #2 Rob has what is identified as a Norman Rockwell. I have a croton that was identified as a Norman Rockwell, was was later to be reputed to be a Rembrandt.

    What confuses me is that the leave shapes are the same. Rob's picture has a flush of new growth here and has not colored up. I think I have the same croton as you Rob. Can you post an updated photo for comparison? :confused:
     
  23. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The first two pictures are mine, the last one is Rob's for comparison. :)

    Are these Norman Rockwell or Rembrandt??? :confused:
     

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  24. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The garden is looking great Rob!
     
  25. Moose

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    Commotion
     

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  26. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed "The Beauties in your yard"...the names helped out quite-a-bit. By the way...Happy Birthday !
     
  27. Rags

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    Very nice plants, must get my hands on a Norma.....
     
  28. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    In post #2, Rob was sold the first croton as Aligator. Anyone else growing Aligator? Would love to see one a little more mature. ;)
     

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