Sybil Griffen

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Plant Nut, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    How many versions of Sybil Griffen are recognized by the "experts"? I'm thinking at least four!
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I'm no expert but I know of only 2.

     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I'm no expert but here's some in the garden:
    1. The classic drop-dead-sexy well-colored and deeply lobed version - a Keys grown plant that's been in the ground in a very sunny locationhere for a year.
    2. The well-colored and with some lobes and shoulders version- from the party at Jeff Searle's and with his purple tag on it.
    3. A not-too-well colored version - this one has been struggling since I got it from John Bender; periodic whompings by royal palm fronds have not helped it.
    4. The Green Sybil Griffen - from auction at last meeting at Rick Leitner's.
    Now you know as much as I do so knock yourselves silly.....

    Anyone know who Sybil Griffen was? A Google search turned up nothing. Call it what you want but a well-grown one is a splendid sight.
     

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  4. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    This is Sybil Griffin - right? It looks similar to Pic 2 in Phil's post.
     

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  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a SG to me; give it lots of light and keep us posted.
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    As time goes by I am thinking that they may be 4.A plant that Pocomo has labeled C & B looks like it could be yellow Sybil Griffen.The more I look at it the more I am thinking that Ray has called this one correctly.


     
  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    I am workin on the name tags, Phil is this S. G.?
     

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  8. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    :confused:
    Anyone can help with this project, I have lots of blank tags.
     

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  9. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Lamar,
    I think this one is President Reagan.
     
  10. Native son

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    Holy moly! I had three, as you know, now I have four and this one has the best color.
     
  11. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Lamar -
    no idea on first one but it is not a SG.
    second one looks more like Corot to me than Pres Reagan (Reagan usually has a lot more deep red to it than Corot).

    onward through the fog...
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Perhaps we need a "Name That Croton" Garden Party at your place Lamar. :eek:

    With a follow-up auction? :rolleyes:
     
  13. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    That sounds great Moose! Count me in Lamar if you are up for it!
     
  14. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Patience grasshopper's the movers and shakers have a plan in motion. Mike and the other planners have a combo meeting planed for next spring. That said you can call and come by anytime you are in the area, that said just a little warning and food and drink could be available.
     

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