Unknown Croton - ID needed

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Oct 12, 2011.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Randy found this one and can get more in the Spring. This was grown from a cutting this summer in my mistbed. All of the leaves are old-growth.
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Wow x 2
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    After perusing The Book, I'm thinking this may be Sybil Griffin (page 114). But the photo in the book is only one I've ever seen. Anyone have another Sybil Griffin for comparison?
     
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I think you got it correct.Sybil Griffin is an good match.Yours seems to have very nice color.

     
  6. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I'll try to drive by the momma plant this week for a pic.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Very, very good color but the veining and leaf shape seems different than Sybil Griffin. It looks like something in the General MacArthur complex.
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Well, if it's a General Marshall, then I'm Barack Obama. Taking a look at the Sybil Griffin photos in the Wiki, none of them look like this plant. Then, going back to page 114 in The Book, there are two photos of Sybil Griffin. One, the top one, looks exactly like the Croton in my photo, the other like all the Sybil Griffins in the Wiki. So, and I'm going out on a limb here, the photo at the top left of page 114 is not Sybil Griffin, neither is mine. Therefore, this is still a mystery Croton. Anyone else want to hazard a guess?
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I learned a long time ago from B. Frank about this plant, he said usually, a good form of S.G. will have good size, rounded shoulders, but also, the end of the leaf should also have a large,flared rounded head. The middle pic. on page 114, if you look at the leaf on the left side(bleeched out), you'll see what I'm talking about. Ricky, not so sure on your plant.
     
  10. fawnridge

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    I'm going to name this unknown, for now, hybrid as "Suzi Silverado".
     
  11. Moose

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    Randy - where is the baby's momma pic ? :confused: We are looking at a rooted cutting in the first post. Perhaps viewing the mommasita would shed some light for an accurate ID. :)
     
  12. palmisland

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    OK, Here are some photos of the momma plant, It's way behind some very wet foliage & I had my "work" clothes on, so this is the best I could do for now. I don't think it's Sybil Griffin. Now what do you think.:confused:
     

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  13. palmisland

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    OK, Here are some photos of the momma plant, It's way behind some very wet foliage & I had my "work" clothes on, so this is the best I could do for now. I don't think it's Sybil Griffin. Now what do you think.:confused:
     
  14. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Updated photos of "Suzi Silverado". In the ground on the northwest corner of the garden. Late afternoon sun, lots of water (the garden drains through this bed.)
     

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  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Real, real nice Ricky ! :cool:
     
  16. ScotTi

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    Very nice looking plant Ricky.
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A fine looking member of the MacArthur complex :D
     
  18. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    It looks like it could be a blotched 'General Macarthur'...
    Such a nice looking mother plant in a landscape would make me think that it was a named cultivar sometime way back when...
     
  19. Borgy230

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    I agree with Ray, MacArthur
     
  20. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Not a MacArthur.
     

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