The Croton Garden of Robert Heredia Revisted Part 1

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by donroberth, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 1-4: 1) Introduction: For those of you that haven’t met him in person, this is “Jeff Anderson in Costa Rica” and the person that encouraged me to share this photo presentation with all of you. 2) Don’t be fooled…this is my water tank (Cap. 28 Cubic Meters) disguised as a typical Costa Rican country house. 3) Entrance to “Finca” (Ranch)…Welcome! 4) Come on down, the Crotons gardens are located below. As you can see I live in the mountains, 4,800 feet above sea level and 1,400 feet atop the capitol city of San Jose.
     

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  2. donroberth

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    Fotos 5-8: 5) My neighbors down the road a bit in Escazu Hills as seen from the Finca (Ranch). If you wish, click on the slides of special interest to you…I think you’ll enjoy the detail in the larger pix. 6) Before the Mixed Croton Salad Garden…3 years ago. 7-8) Mixed Croton Salad Garden today planted on an incline.
     

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  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    1. Fotos 9-12: Mixed Croton Salad Garden today continued.
    All the following individual Croton pix are done in a series of 2,3 or 4 in order to include full frontal, medium close up and/or petioles and bracts where possible. I find this method very helpful when trying to I.D. look-alikes…I hope I haven’t committed photo over-kill! See “The Confusing Crotons” DTD JUL12’09 by Crazy for Crotons in the Int’l Croton Society Forum, pg. 12 of 12…excellent thread.
    I have been unable to identify the next 10 Crotons…can someone out there please help me? I need “lots” of guidance with this category.
     

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  4. donroberth

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    Fotos 13-14): Semi-Oak Leaf with orange and yellow splotches, I.D. please? 15-16) Joseph Fodure? I.D. please?
     

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  5. donroberth

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    Fotos 17-20: Broad Leaf Orange, I.D. please? 19) These leaves are located under the same plant in full shade all day…nice pastel colors.
     

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  6. donroberth

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    Fotos 21-24: Long Leaf Pink Spots, I.D. please? 21-22) planted in Croton Salad in full afternoon sun and 23-24) Pink Spots in a flowerpot with 2 hours of mid-morning sun daily.
     

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  7. donroberth

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    Fotos 25-28: When this Croton was less developed it looked like a Duke of Windsor, now I’m not so sure, I.D. please. 25-26) planted in Croton Salad and 27-28) in a container.
     

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  8. donroberth

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    Fotos 29-32: Reliance, Golden Glow or other, I.D. please? 29-30, planted in Croton Salad. 31-32) in a flower pot. This Croton was sold to me locally as Moon Ray or “Rayo de Luna”.
     

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  9. donroberth

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    Fotos 33-36: Another mystery Croton, I.D. please? I call it “Luany” after my fiancée, striking isn’t it?
     

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  10. donroberth

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    1. Fotos 37-40: Irene Kingsley? I.D. please?
     

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  11. donroberth

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    Fotos 41-44: Burgundy, Semi-Oak Leaf, I.D. please?
     

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  12. donroberth

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    Fotos 45-48: F.D. Roosevelt, Captain Kidd, Tiger Eye or Other…I.D. please? I still can’t tell the difference!
     

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  13. donroberth

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    NOTE: The following 11 Crotons are cultivars that I think I have identified correctly. If I have committed mistakes please correct me so that I can make the appropriate changes in my Croton files.
    Fotos 49-52: Bravo, “Bravo”.
     

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  14. donroberth

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    Fotos 53-56: Petra, “Petra”. Confessions of a “Croton-aholic”: Petra is one of the cultivars that originally turned me on to Crotons…that’s when I learned that Costa Rica was an exporter to the USA. I didn’t realize it then but I was hooked…one was not enough!
     

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  15. donroberth

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    Fotos 57-60: Excellent, “Excelente”. 57-58) Excellent in Croton Salad, 59-60 in a container.
     

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    Fotos 61-64: Gold Dust, “Grano de Oro”, 64) Be careful, this slide depicts Gold Dust (front) and Golden Shower in the back-round. These two cultivars confused me until I planted them together.
     

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  17. donroberth

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    Fotos 65-68: Golden Shower, “Lluvia de Oro”, 67-68) Again…be careful, pictured is Golden Shower (front) and Gold Dust in back-round. In this last slide you can really tell the difference between the two.
     

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  18. donroberth

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    Fotos 69-72: Stoplight. 69-70) I like these particular slides because they display all of the colors in the leaf’s development…the leaf will eventually go completely red and black as depicted in fotos 71-72. Also, please see fotos 94 & 95, Crotons in the tropical garden section.
     

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  19. donroberth

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    Fotos 73-76: Johannis, 73-74) planted in Croton Salad and 75-76) in a container…notice this plant’s Interruptum feature in the last 2 pix.
     

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  20. donroberth

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    Fotos 77-80: Mrs. Iceton, “Manzano”…”Manzano” means apple tree in Costa Rican Spanish. I understand that Mrs. Iceton was also known originally as Apple Leaf.
     

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  21. donroberth

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    1. Fotos 81-84: Ovalifolium, “Oreja de Chancho” means Sow’s ear in C.R. Spanish. 84) Ovalifolium planted in full shade and developing several sports…is this cultivar naturally green? What happened?
     

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  22. donroberth

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    Fotos 85-88: Commotion. Planted in open shade displaying soft, pastel colors as suggested by Jeff Searle…slow, but its’ working. 88) What is causing this strange growth on my potted commotion?
     

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  23. donroberth

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    Fotos 89-92: Dayspring. 89-90) My Dayspring in a container, 91-92) Although I have tried to make this presentation exclusively from my gardens, my neighbors’ fully developed Dayspring (8-9 feet high), down the hill is so beautiful…I opted to make an exception and share it with all of you.
     

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  24. donroberth

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    Re: The Croton Garden of Robert Heredia REVISITED Part 1

    Fotos 93-96: The next and final 7 slides are Crotons in a tropical garden environment. 93) Mystery Croton “Luany”, 94) Stoplight, 95) “Luany”, General Paget and Stoplight grouped together, 96) Johannis.
     

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  25. donroberth

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    Re: The Croton Garden of Robert Heredia REVISITED Part 1

    Fotos 97-100: 97) Bravo, 98) F.D. Roosevelt…I think? 99) Pot Pourri with unidentified Croton Pink Spots in the right-center. 100) I hope you have enjoyed this brief visit to my Finca’s Croton gardens…do you have your “book” yet? Best Regards, Robert Heredia.
     

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  26. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Robert, Thank you for the great pictures !
     
  27. Sihara

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    The photos are wonderful - I keep coming back to them and ogling all that incredible croton gorgeousness.
     
  28. Jeff in Costa Rica

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    Bob, it was nice visiting you again a few weeks ago. You did a great job with the photos! You have some amazing Crotons that I have never seen anywhere else. I hope you get some help identifying your unknown ones.
     
  29. Jeff Searle

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    Bob,

    As you probably know already, it can be extreamly hard to put a name on a croton from looking at pictures.

    I think most all of your names are correct.

    85-80...not too sure if this is Comotion. Dosen't look quite right.

    89-92...Dayspring is correct

    17-20...This is beautiful! But I have no idea on a name.

    37-40...I agree on Irene Kingsley

    45-48...Could be Roosevelt or Captain Kid

    53-56...Petra

    57-60...Could be Excellent.

    61-64...Gold Dust

    69-72...Stoplight

    73-76...Correct

    77-80...Correct as well.
     
  30. donroberth

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    Jeff Searle...Many thx for taking a few moments and confirming some of the Croton names from the fotos I sent in. Also, thx to the persons that sent in compliments related to the photographic quality of the presentation.

    Hopefully some of the other "veteran" members will take a crack at naming the ones I don't recognize...I'm very weak and need help in Croton Identification by name.
     
  31. koki

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    21 looks like rainbow starlight.
     
  32. Phil Stager

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    The fourth (far right) pic of Commotion (does not look like Commotion to me but that's another story) exhibits cresting. I've seen this on one or two plants that Kieth Hanks had and have seen mention of it on a cycad board. i have no idea what causes it; perhaps someone more knowledgeable can chime in.
     
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    Another thread worthy of a bump. :)
     

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