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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Something in my garden, but unknown to me. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    Looks like Petra sported back to grandma Bravo :D
     
  3. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    When you first posted this, I looked for our plant to compare leaves, color, etc. and couldn't find it. I found it today and I think it's a match. It's one we got from Jesse Durko and he called it a pink Davis.
    Marie
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Is this the one located by his south driveway, the exit one would normally use when leaving his property? I had two nice cuttings that were casualties fromf last (*&^%$#@!ing winter.
     
  5. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Yes Phil, that's the one.
     
  6. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    Hmm, Pink Davis what that a name Durko gave a Davis Plant? Being Davis only used Numbers for his Hybrids.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Does this mean that Davis Compacta is an illegitimate name ? :confused:
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    No, definitely not. It's a valid name.
     
  9. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    When Ralph Davis Hybridized his Crotons he thought names where silly, So he numbered them. Now somewhere along the line, Someone changed the orginal name or it was a UnNamed hybrid which he gave many to His Neighbor Richard K. Come on jeffery you know that :) Maybe Krukonis changed it who knows.
     
  10. Jeff Searle

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    Know what? I have no idea where this plant originated from, and even if it was a Davis plant at all. Hell, I don't even remember where I got it from.
     
  11. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    Myabe we got it from Krukonis place or Davis yard, Geez who knows. Ill have to look close at the photos taken that day.
     
  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I know for sure it came from neither yard. If it came from the property of Richard Krukonis, it would of been seperated from all other crotons in my collection and then planted out in my RK collection in the yard. Which it isn't. And as far as the Ralph Davis yard, I never got cuttings from his collection, that is straight out of his yard off of the original plants. By the time I came around with you, all the plants were ripped out, sold off, lopped off, butchered and went a hundred different directions. Which was a shame.
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - didn't you get that from Dr. Frank Brown? :confused:
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I have no memory of where I got this plant.
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff, I would tag it a "Pink Davis ?" as Marie has suggested. Better than unknown and the tag can always get changed if a more definitive ID is later made. It is easier for discussion purposes in my opinion. Just like me tagging those air layers "Grandma" until an ID comes along. :)
     
  16. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I just saw this plant at Jesse's nursery.It is looking spectacular with the new growth from the summer.Huge, pink and green leaves.Wow !!
     
  17. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    Here are a couple of pictures of my Pink Davis.
    Pink Davis 001.jpg [/ATTACH]
     
  18. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Marie,

    I would say that your plant looks just like mine. I'll start calling it Pink Davis from now on.
     
  19. Moose

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    Looks to be a match. :)
     
  20. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'm bumping this topic to compare with the plant in discussion under the "Gots to Know" topic. I'm still not convinced if these plants are one in the same. My plant from the "Gots to Know" topic will be planted out soon, maybe very close to my Pink Davis plant, time will certainly tell. Their both very nice though.
     
  21. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    hmmmmm ... :confused:

    Photos from "gots to know" thread.
     

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  22. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I have both plants Jeff,they are close but not the same,If you could see both mature plants side by side they look quite different.The Pink Davis has some red present in the mature leaves,this one has absolutely no red at all.Also the Pink Davis has a thicker more substantial mature leaf.

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