Some of Keith's beauties

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I was visiting Keith's yard yesterday and fortunately remembered to bring my camera. Wasn't really planning on taking any photos, but it was hard to resist a few. Here's some for you: The first is a Keith Hanks hybrid. I posted it in the past, but it shows even better color here. It's named Freak Show. I need to keep a space open in my garden just in case he releases this in the future. A girl's gotta hope.


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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Next is his beautiful Cornelius Halgrim showing great color right now, and George Zammas' hybrid named Lyanna Rose. I understand it's named after his daughter? Anyone know for sure? It's also a gorgeous croton.
     

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  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    We've been talking about Yellow Charmer and here is Keith's example. Also, his David Murphy (Renfroe hybrid)

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  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Keith has some great stuff,hopefully Keith will be at our meeting in a couple of weeks
     
  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Freak show is amazing!
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Sure would be nice if a Cornelius Halgrim and/or Freak Show made am appearance at the Croton Garden Tour / Auction in 23 days.

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  7. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Anna, I too have one of George's hybrid called Lyanna Rose. It's a moderate grower, but great color on a huge oak leaf.
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I'm the lucky recipient of a Lyanna Rose also, Rick. George is such a generous guy. Wish he would post here. Can't wait to see our babies grow.
     
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    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Three of a kind,lucky us image.jpg thank you Geo.
     
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    kwmarko Active Member

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    Is Lyanna roe a semi oakleaf?
     
  11. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Yes, we are lucky, Lamar. Yours is gorgeous. It's a fantastic cultivar. I'm so glad George introduced it. Gotta see more of George's stuff. Hey George.........

    Mark, I think it's an oak leaf. My understanding is that when a plant is still young, it frequently shows semi-oak leaves even if it is an oak leaf. As it matures, the oak leaves start coming. Not true for true semi-oaks, of course. Please correct me if I'm wrong, folks.
     
  12. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    As soon as I read your comment Anna, I realized you were EXACTLY correct. Thanks....
     

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