Vero Beach Crotons 2016

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by VeroKarl, Oct 29, 2016.

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  1. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Phil. David was going to give me a tutorial, but I was thinking about searching the site and looking on YouTube figuring someone had to have a detailed description/demonstration.
     
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    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lamar. Glad to put a name to it. What a beautiful plant.
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Karl, your crotons look amazing! And I love your diverse garden. Hope to see it someday soon- it looks lovely!
     
  4. Native son

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    Karl, it was in a post a few days ago it was named Voncilla Barley by the troops.
     
  5. Kingdavid

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    ill be outside all day thursday if you wanna stop by .... give me a buzz
     
  6. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good. We will plan to stop by about the same time. I will call when I am heading out. Thanks.
     
  7. VeroKarl

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    Brandon James pushing new growth.

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    Colonel Linbergh

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    Dr. Seuss which I recently got from Marie and is settling in nicely.
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    Tan Wi Kiat
     
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  8. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Green Dragon/Hazard- A great croton I got from Marie a couple of years ago. I have seen it in a few other gardens. Not in the Wiki yet.
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    Pop's Yard-Not a great photo, the sun came out quicker than I expected.
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    Waterfall
     
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    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Christian's Landscape
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    Curly Boy- Another one that is not yet on the Wiki, it seems fairly common so don't know if it has more than one name.
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    Matchstick- My favorite mini-croton, has the smallest leaves of an I have. I got it at an auction a couple of years ago. Great little plant!
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    Amabile.
     
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    Love the Amabile.Very rare plant,I have been looking for one for a while.
     
  11. VeroKarl

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    Hi Mike,

    When I finally get around to doing some propagating you are welcome to some of the Amabile. I should be able to get a good sized section for air layering. I keep putting it off because I never seem to find the time, but one of these weekends I am going to force myself to get out there and try my hand at air layering. I got my plant years ago from Marie and it is one of my favorites and thriving in a less than ideal spot.

    Thanks,
    Karl
     
  12. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Beautiful, Karl! I love the waterfall, and I agree that the Amabile is gorgeous!
     
  13. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Karl, can you get a better photo of the Green Dragon? It gets lost in the background. Same with Curly Boy. Or anyone- Phil, I know you have an amazing Curly Boy.
     
  14. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Hi Anna,

    Yes, I will get a better picture of both of them as soon as I get a chance.

    Thanks,
    Karl
     
  15. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Here is a better picture of Curly Boy and I will include 4 different of Green Dragon below.
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  16. VeroKarl

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    Here are some new photos now that it seems to be working again. These are of Angel Wing, Andreanum, and Batik. Will post more if this works.

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  17. VeroKarl

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    Looks like the problem is solved so here are some more.
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    The top photo is Ron's seedling that I got at the auction at his place a few years ago. I am calling it Baby Moose. The second Bob Sabourne Hybrid which I just got from Randy and the photo does not do justice to the actual color. The third is Brandon James.
     
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  18. VeroKarl

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    First is Butterball which is not in the Wiki yet (David had mentioned that this was from the same seeds that produced Buttercup, but can't remember who created the hybrid). The second is Buddy. Third is Captain Gilbert Cutler.
     
  19. VeroKarl

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    The first is Columbia which is another one of the plants I just got from Randy. The second is Compte de Castelaine, and the third which is also from Randy may be Confetti or might be Pink Spots.
     
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    These 2 were from David last year and did not have names. Can't remember if they were cuttings or seedlings. They are both outstanding. If they are from cuttings maybe David can post pictures of the parent plant to see if anyone recognizes it. They are still tiny, but I can't wait to see them develop into big beautiful plants.
     
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    The first plant is one I got from Randy at the last office. I know it was from the Davis estate and believe the name is not known. The second is Doris. The third is Dr. Seuss which I recently got from Marie. This is another one that is not in the Wiki yet. Maybe Marie can post a photo of the parent plant as I know this was one of her creations.
     
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    Here are Earlscourt, Embassy, and General MacArthur.
     
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  23. VeroKarl

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    Here are Grenada (a new favorite I just got from Randy that I hope will do well), Hitchcock or Mr. Hitchcock (could not remember the correct name but it was from David), and Irene Kingsley.
     
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    Johannis, Jose's seedling from the last auction (need to name it because it is special enough to deserve a name, maybe just call it Jose for now), and Jungle Queen.
     
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  25. VeroKarl

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    These will be the last three for today.
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    A large King of Siam which I have had for years, a small Lauren's Rainbow which I have also had for years and it has been very slow, and a Lemon Top I recently purchased from Marie which is doing very well.
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Great post Karl Reminiscent of the good old days of a live and lovely postings. TKS image.jpg
     

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  27. VeroKarl

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    Thanks. I am hoping it is fixed for everyone to post photos now. I am looking forward to updates from David and all of the other crotonheads who post photos regularly. I am really excited to come down to see your garden and Mike's in November and can never have enough auctions.
     
  28. VeroKarl

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    Here are a few more photos from the gardens.

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    Mango, Matchstick (great little croton with thin leaves, wonder if anyone else has it), and Mrs. Robinson.
     
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    Norman Rockwell, Pink Nestor, and one of my new favorites Ray's Finest Unknown (the photo does not do it justice).
     
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    Here is another photo of a plant I got a few years ago that was a named variety, but I could not find the tag. If anyone can identify it I would be very happy to know what it is. This is a large plant with fairly large leaves.
     
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    Reliance with a very vivid branch, Rubens, and one I got from the most recent sale at Jeff's labeled Searle #3 which I don't think is on the Wiki.
     
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    A couple of photos of Sybil and the last is Trinidad Interrupted.
     
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    Last two for now are Veitchii and Yellow Mammie.
     
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  34. annafl

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    Karl, your beautiful collection is expanding at a phenomenal rate! I hope to see it in person sometime. Hey, to me, your Buddy looks like Helen Edge. Also your unknown looks like Voncilla Barley. Those are my votes!
     
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  35. VeroKarl

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    Thanks. The Buddy looked more like it was supposed until the most recent flush. It used to look exactly like the photos of Buddy and I know when I got it from Mark Peters it was purchased as Buddy. I also have Helen Edge which in my garden looks quite different. I will need to watch it as it continues to grow and see what it does. I got a Voncilla Barley from Lamar at the last auction and never thought that it might be the same as my mystery croton. When I look at the photos of Voncilla you are right that the colors look nearly identical. It looks like I may have 2 of them now.
     
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    Thanks for coming by Karl, the plants look wonderful. Enjoy!
     
  37. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    I got such a great selection of plants. I am so glad you suggested I come by. Let me know how you are making out with your move and if you still have much left because I would be happy to stop down again if you thought it was worth while. Thanks again for all of the new crotons I was able to add to my collection.
     
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    Here are some photos from this morning of Cameo, Black Beauty, and Amabile.
     
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    Catch of The Day, Charles Rutherford, and Connie Cutler.
     
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    Coral Shower, Cornbread, and Dayspring.
     
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