Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by VeroKarl, Oct 29, 2016.
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Finished, Firecracker, and Flamingo.
Your crotons are looking great, Phil. Especially love that Cameo and Amabile!
The Cameo and Amabile are two that are not phased by the heat or drought and both get intense sun for a good part of the day. Need to add my garden to the list of potential auction sites, maybe for fall of 2018. Thanks, Karl
Gloriosa, Harvest Moon, and my Helen Edge (very different from the one I had gotten as Buddy).
Hot and Steamy, Jose Hybrid 1 Unnamed, and Jose Hybrid 2 Unnamed. These are two nice not to have names!
Unknown from Jeff, Luc's Green and Gold (not sure if I spelled it correctly), and Nancy Reagan.
Peaches and Cream (recent addition to the garden from Marie), Playboy, and Polychrome.
These were three unknowns that I got from Randy. The middle one had a tag from Jeff but I could not make out the name. Let me know if they look familiar.
Red Stripe, Snowcapped (Jose Hybrid), and Survivor (not a good photo).
The top photo is an unknown that I got from either David, Marie, or Jeff (leaves are very large). The second is Yellow Fever (photo is a bit washed out).
Karl, to me, your Helen Edge looks like Buddy, and your Buddy looks like Helen Edge. I wish someone else would give their opinion. Anyone? I don't want to be a nuisance. Is it possible the tags could have gotten mixed up?
Ana and Karl, I thought the same thing. Just didn't get to post it.
It is definitely possible I got them mixed up when I put them in the garden. Looking at the pictures on the wiki I can see that they do look like they could be opposite what I had thought. Both of them have really colored up and started to take on their true appearance. It is good that you and Marie both noticed that. I want to be sure I have the names correct. Thanks, Karl
I went out to explore the gardens this morning and it is obvious I got them mixed up. When I planted them I obviously put them in the opposite locations than I had planned. They both seem happy where they are, so it was meant to be. I always wondered why my Buddy was so brightly colored and Helen Edge not as nice as everyone else, now I know why. Thanks again.
Claude Lorraine, Eggfarm (recent addition from Marie), and Fascination.
Colonel Lindbergh, Flame, and John Soar.
Another unknown croton from Jeff, Lord Belhaven, and Pinocchio.
MacKenzie, Nervia, and Showgirl.
Karl, I know what that 2nd one is in post #88, but I just can't think of it...........it'll come to me eventually!
Here are a few from photos I took today.
ADF 9 which I got from Hawaii is finally starting to color up nicely.
Blotched Rubens pushing new growth.
A couple of pictures of Captain Gilbert Cutler.
Cornelius as you can see by the name tag.
Grenada is pushing new growth.
John Soar is coloring up nicely.
A better photo of Lauren's Rainbow.
Beautiful plants, Karl! Love that Louis Dupuy, Blotched Rubens and Nervia! Your Captain Gilbert Cutler is really nice too! And Lord Belhaven is a punch of color! Thanks again.
Karl, I believe the 2nd one in post #88 is _________ Hichcock, but I'm not positive. I did get it from Jeff originally
A few new photos.
Claude Lorraine with more sun after having the plants around it knocked down.
Freckles from Hawaii.
A plant from David that I got about a year ago that was either a seedling or small cutting. Starting to really color up.
Best Hawaiian coloring up with more light.
Bob Sabourne Hybrid has become one of my favorites. Still small but pushing growth.
Can't help but update the photo of Butterball as it continues to push growth.
Candy Cane came from Jeff in the spring and it has really colored up with more rain and cooler temperatures.
This section of Colonel Lindberg looked especially bright.
Duke of Windsor
Thanks so much, Karl, for the beautiful photos of your crotons and garden. They brighten my day.
Karl, your crotons are looking spectacular! Will you be coming down for the Ramble next weekend? Jose will be there and we'll have a number of crotons as well.
I'm thinking about going to The Ramble, Marie, for the first time ever! Not completely sure, though. Can't wait. Does anyone know if Butterball is the same as Buttercup? The latter is in the wiki and resembles Karl's Butterball. Any input from anyone? Is Buttercup not correct?
Ana, I hope you can make it to the Ramble. It's Fri. - Sun. from 9:30 - 4:30 each day. In addition to plants there are many other goodies as well as good food from around the world. It's also the perfect time of year to wander around Fairchild.
Re: Buttercup and Butterball - Karl mentioned that they were from the same seed batch according to David. No knowledge on the hybridizer.
I think David and Lamar would know the hybridizer because they both have Butterball and I believe got it from the person who created it. It was a familiar name but I can't remember who it was. They are different plants, but Butterball seems to hold the yellow better on older leaves based on the photos. I am also hoping to get to the Ramble bright and early Saturday morning. I need to get the car checked and the air conditioning is a bit off, so if it costs a significant amount it will limit my spending ability for new plants.
Drat. Not sure anymore about being able to go to the Ramble. It seems every year something comes up to nix it. I'm still a little hopeful though. Marie, thanks for your knowledge, and you too, Karl.
Thanks, Karl. Maybe one of them will enlighten us!
I got Butterball in a trade with Tampa Ray former Croton Society member and officer. If you can reach him I sure he would have Id information.
Butterball i believe was a seedling from i dont know who . i got mine from the down south auction 2 year ago it said butterball seedling
Now I am not sure who told be that Buttercup and Butterball were both seedlings from the same plant. Looks like their origin is going to remain a mystery for now.
They look so similar to me. I wonder if someone just mislabled Buttercup? Anyway, maybe someday we'll get more clarification. Thanks, all.
That could be true but they are seedlings,,,,,,.... Might have been Georges seedlings he did have 2 , i just won one of them . The green tag said Butterball seedling.
In any case, it's a beautiful plant!
I looked toda and I can barely read the old tag ...but its a green ribbon tag def says butterball seedling
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