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The Rheedii's

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Aug 30, 2010.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    We need some major clarification of what the 3 (or more) Rheedi's look like. #1 is unmistakable but #2 and #3 not so much at least to folks who may never have seen them. I think #3 has a pointed broad leaf but what does #2look like? Are there more than 3 cultivars?

    BTW, for those not aware, Rheedi rarely if ever sets seed. When it does, you get stuff like Candy Cane (yes a Rheedi seedling).

    Ray
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    There are pictures of both, Rheedii #2 and Rheedii #3 in the book. My problem, my Rheedii #3 that I've been growing for several years now, really dosen't look like the picture in the book. Totally confused.....
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is Rheedii #3 that I got from Jeff. Definitely a broader leaf. Photo taken this afternoon. Never seen a Rheedii #2. Carol Graf says she has one and was willing to trade ... :confused:
     

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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Looking sweet and enjoying this weather. Updated photo taken this evening. :D

    Phil - how about posting a photo of yours? :p
     

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  5. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Just got around to planting this one yesterday and lo and behold a thread about The Rheedii's. I acquired it at the last auction. It is tagged as Rheedii, but no number. It's definitely a favorite of mine.
     

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  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    That's just Rheedi, no # attached to it.
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Rheedii #3 from Searle sale a year or two ago. This plant gets quite a bit of direct sun.
     

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  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - thank you for posting your picture. Here is the same Rheedii #3 I posted earlier in this thread. Its really beginning to get its mojo going. :cool:
     

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