The uglies but needed on the Wiki regardless

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Jul 26, 2013.

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The REAL Appendiculatum with no hint of anything but pure green, top and bottom of leaves.
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    The REAL Mother and Daughter with small pink spots and interrupted leaves. The more common variety is purely green on top, burgundy on the bottom and interrupted.
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    Rainbow Starlite or Mrs. C.O. Liller - long narrow uninterrupted leaves with tiny rose colored spots
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    and finally Cutler's Giant from Ann Hayward's garden. This is a huge, purely green oak leaf.
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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is another ugly.
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  3. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I think I had a few of those & threw them out.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Those are some real beaut's! But I agree, some of these need to be saved for prosperity. Yuletide is another one, it's pretty rare to find in collections, but not the prettiest.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmmm, I don't find the Appendiculatum "complex" ugly at all. I am a sucker for the interrupted leaves.

    Yuletide - is not "an ugly" in my opinion either. Sure there are alot of more striking looking cultivars, A well grown Yuletide is deserving of a space. Especially in an area that others struggle, it seems pretty tough and resilent.

    Remember - its all in the eye of the beholder. :cool:

    Here is a shot of a weird leaf growing on Appendiculatum.
     

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  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    I see burgundy colored leaves so it's Mother and Daughter.
     

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