Ugliest Croton?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Name the ugliest croton you have. If it has no name then lets see a photo. :p
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Mother and Daughter is not a knockout. Have not even planted it after 2 yrs.
     

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  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    My mother and daughter is even uglier than yours :(
    Whenever it gets scale I am always conflicted about treating it :)

     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Gents,

    A good clone of Mother and Daughter is supposed to have tiny pink spots throughout the leaf. It's still pretty lackluster but maybe a little less ugly. Appendiculatum may be even uglier as it has no hint of dark red. It's bright green on top of more green. It's a good plant for contrast and the old Florida croton collector who doesn't mind a few ugly crotons here and there.

    Ray
     
  5. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    How about an all green croton? This was a sport off another named variety.

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  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice shiny leaves.
     
  7. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I've seen ''Victoria Gold Bells' throw solid green sports that look exactly like 'Mother & Daughter'...
     
  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ray, I think that if I gave this Mother and Daughter more sun I would see the tiny pink spots. I removed one plant from this pot in Aug and it receives a little sun and it shows a few of the tiny pink spots.
     
  9. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The pink-speckled sport off Mother and Daughter is called "Jonathon Schwartz". Named after a famous radio DJ from the NYC area in the late 60s and early 70s.
     

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  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I don't know.....but I just saw some solid green seedlings, and they were pretty ugly. No offense. But in all fairness, I've produced some butt ugly plants from seed myself, and out to the dumpster they go.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I am a sucker for the interrupted leaved crotons. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as said before. I find Mother and Daughter a nice cultivar that contrasts perfectly next to a bright colored large leaf cultivar.

    The croton I have that only colors up on a few leaves and has been my greatest disappointment is: Dr. Frank Brown. I am further disappointed that of all the awesome crotons around, sadly this one got his name. :(
     
  12. ScotTi

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    :eek: Here is the ugly duckling here in Scottland. It is a 3 yr old seedling from Petra. You know what they say..... maybe a swan someday.
     

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  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - After three years? A most definite curr in my opinion. :(

    If it floats like a duck, quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck, swims like a duck ... :p
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Mollucanum, the green version of Aureo Maculatum
     
  15. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Which actually makes a nice hedge. I added one to a garden in Boynton Beach or Delray and once it grew in, the leaves were almost permanent and the hedge was easily maintained at 6 feet to provide privacy on one side of the pool deck. I planted around 40 of them I bought from a grower in Homestead who had no idea what they were. I think he gave them to me for a buck a container - 3 gallon with anywhere from two to five plants in a pot!
     

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