What is it?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Dec 9, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I pulled this photo from one of Jose's albums here on Palmpedia. OK Jose - what is it? I gotta know :cool:
     

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  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    I think they call that one "The Neck Tie". Holy smokes is that thing awesome!
     
  3. rpebinger

    rpebinger Active Member

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    "Peter (don't call me John Holmes) North"?
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    No - I don't think they were the hybridizers ...
     
  5. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    Hi Moose - This croton looks like Rolling Stones tongue! This plant is called Fascination. The leaves grow approximately 34 inches long with good soil and fertilizer. It is probably bigger than Monarch on occasions. This hybrid was made by Johnny Sheldon.
     
  6. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    Jose may have hit on something...croton ties...maybe croton t-shirts better...who wears ties ?
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Got any pics of the parent plant?
     
  8. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    :) :)

     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Mike - what you have been calling Dreer Hybrid is in fact Fascination according to Jose.
     
  10. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    Phil - I don't have any pics of the parents, but when I see Johnny Sheldon again I will inquire about the parents.
     
  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Yes,this is what I now understand.Apparently my source for this plant got it from the hybridizer so let us see how this develops.
    It certainly is a great plant,somewhat slow initially but starts to develop big leaves over time.

     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Fantasia.JPG Here is my biggin Fascination the came from Frank Brown's garden.
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is the little Fascination in the ground. Got this awhile back from Randy - said he did not know what it was. He got the parent plant from Mike Woolery. It got tagged Big Red Leaf from Bullwinkle. Baby Fantasia.JPG Now we know what its name is.
     

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