Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Borgy230, Sep 19, 2009.
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Just some eye candy for you all.
Captain Kid, Norma, General Pagent, Christian's Landscape
and some more
1st is one sold to me as Aligator, look at the color on the older leaves!!
4) Golden retriever, to the left is Christians landscape, to the right is Multicolor
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.
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?
I've never heard of alligator but it looks nice.
Rob - thanks for sharing and posting the photos of your eye candy crotons.
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.
Nice crotons! I love the mosaic one.
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?!?
Here's my "Norma"
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!!!!
Rob - any chance to see some updated photos of your croton eye candy?
here are some current photos
and many more! colors are showing good with all the rain we have had!
and then theres more
and yet theres even more
and the last little bit o pics
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......
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
Dr. Alix, Princess Euiginia, Monarch, Queen Elizabeth
Mosiac, Jungle Queen, William Craig, Commotion
Forget the Name, General Pagent, Polychrome, Fathers Day
Island Breeze, Capt. Gilbert Cutler, King of Siam, Golden Glow, Gloriosa, Forget the name
I can only think of one thing, A TOUR SOON. You have some nice beauties there, and thanks for sharing.
Rob - did you ever get a name tor the 1st Croton in post #16?
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?
The first two pictures are mine, the last one is Rob's for comparison.
Are these Norman Rockwell or Rembrandt???
The garden is looking great Rob!
I enjoyed "The Beauties in your yard"...the names helped out quite-a-bit. By the way...Happy Birthday !
Very nice plants, must get my hands on a Norma.....
In post #2, Rob was sold the first croton as Aligator. Anyone else growing Aligator? Would love to see one a little more mature.
Separate names with a comma.