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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by annafl, Dec 4, 2016.

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    This is a great time of year for croton colors. Please post some of your favorite crotons and those that are presently showing off! Please? I will have to get out there with my camera too, but promise I will share a few.
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    OK, Anna - here's a few random shots taken 12/4.
    First is a nice Corot.
    Next two are what's left of Lillian Stoffringen; never bounced back from big air layer; white on green background.
    Fourth is a colorful Thomas Edison; lots more pink than usual.
    Last is Willie/Reliance for some fall foliage color.
    Low sun this time of year was not conducive to good pictures.
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  3. Phil Stager

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    ...and a few more that somehow did not load on first try. First is a 'Sybil Griffin' bought from Jeff. Leaves do not resemble the one I got from John Bender or the Glocks. Second is a Baron LeCompte that has managed to stay scale free for two months in a row! DSCN7198.JPG DSCN7200.JPG
     
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  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, Phil, that Reliance/Willy is gorgeous! So much color in that clone. Thanks again for the one you gave me. It was just planted a week or so ago in a prime spot in my garden. I hope it will turn out as gorgeous as yours! The Corot and the Thomas Edison are so much more pink than usual! Really pretty. You know I'm partial to pink foliage. Thanks so much for posting. I hope this is just a start for the group. And a great start!
     
  5. fawnridge

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    From the left: Mrs. Iceton, Miami with Eleanor Roosevelt underneath, Yellow Bird:

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    Yellow Bird:

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    Bravo, mostly pink it gets very little sun:

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    Super Petra, a gift from David McLean that he gave me in a 1-gallon can. He could never get it to grow. I guess you just have to pee on them once and while:

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    Edwin T Meredith:

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    FDR:

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    Van Buren. Everything you see has one common trunk:

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  6. Marie Nock

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    Yellow Quill

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  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ricky, your garden looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see it in the spring. Your crotons look so full and healthy. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing them. The Edwin T. Meridith and Super Petra are stunners (as are all of them, really)! Do you have the former in shade? My ETM is in a lot of sun and looks unhappy.

    Marie, that yellow quill is lovely! Thanks!
     
  8. fawnridge

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    ETM in full sun.
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Ricky. I'll keep it where it is then and hope it grows up to be just like yours and Randy's.
     
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    Lamar, your plants are looking beautiful!
     
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  12. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Lamar, your garden is looking gorgeous! You and Ricky should start a thread in Crotons in the landscape! I see that weird leaf plant that I now have and love, and that Green and Gold is stunning! Your John Bender is sweet too. Mine has something and has dropped 80% of its leaves and continues to do so. Wish I could figure out how to help it. Well, that's another post.
     
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  13. annafl

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    A few from our garden. A very slow sport of Johannis, which I love. Doris, and Thea, my favorite.

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  14. annafl

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    A few more. The Finest Unknown, one of my seedlings in the ground now, Little Chief, Claude Lorraine, and a combo of the old Richard Krukonis with Tortoise Shell and Goldilocks. The last combo is Yellow Petra with General MacArthur and Potter's Pink. DSC_1910.JPG DSC_1907.JPG DSC_1931.JPG DSC_1905.jpg DSC_1946.jpg DSC_1919.jpg
     
  15. Marie Nock

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    Ana, your Johannis sport is amazing.
     
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  16. annafl

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    Thanks, Marie. I hope it survives. It's been in the ground maybe a year or less and has been through one mild winter. It's about two feet tall. It's kind of tucked in near the pond. No one mentioned it, so maybe it wasn't noticed.
     
  17. keith

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    I noticed it- I asked someone about it , they told me it was Johannis. I told them I have never seen a Johannis look that good. Great plant!
     
  18. kwtimo

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    I have the mites to blame for not having many plants that really look good. They have really been a problem for me the past two years. First plant is Nancy Reagan 20161208_075022_HDR.jpg 20161208_075035_HDR.jpg 20161208_075042_HDR.jpg 20161208_075014_HDR.jpg
     
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  19. kwtimo

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    This is what I call Not Krukonis. The verdict is still out there on this one. 20161208_074728_HDR.jpg 20161208_074713_HDR.jpg 20161208_074721_HDR.jpg
     
  20. kwtimo

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    Irresistible 20161208_074701_HDR.jpg 20161107_074959_HDR.jpg 20161107_075022_HDR.jpg 20161208_074642_HDR.jpg
     
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  21. annafl

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    Wow, Tim, those are gorgeous! I love all three! The not-Krukonis is something else, and the Irresistible is amazing. All that pink!
     
  22. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Keith! I'm glad you spotted him. I love my little guy. I hope he sticks around.
     
  23. Phil Stager

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    That Not-Krukonis is closest thing I've ever seen to a Krukonis - very nice plant!
     
  24. fawnridge

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    Boca Pink

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    Unknown - 3 pictures. Notice the shoulder, usually just on one side. Brilliant orange color.

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    Blotched Edwin T Meredith - in much less sun than the other plant.

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    Another Unknown. Nice pink color. This one gets very little sun.

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  25. palmisland

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    Rick, the last one is Commotion in the shade.
     
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  27. annafl

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    Beautiful, Ricky and Lamar. Ricky, that last pink one is something else! Lamar, what's the sixth one down- the pink? Your Pink Lei and White Eburneum are amazing!
     
  28. Native son

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    Probably Rose Charmer
     
  29. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    You know, I was thinking it might be Voncilla Barley? My Rose Charmer is a little different I think. Whatever it is, it's beautiful.
     
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  30. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Yes that is a possibility also. This is by far the most colorful part of the plant. I will check back later
     
  31. Phil Stager

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    I'd go with Voncilla Barley also on that one also. But who the heck was Voncilla ???
     
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  32. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks for the feedback, Phil.
     
  33. VeroKarl

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    Lamar just found the photo you were talking about. I noticed the similarity to Rose Charmer but definitely looks like Voncilla now that I know what to look up. I don't think I have been keeping up with this thread, because some great photos here. Lamar it is amazing how perfectly you have packed the crotons together so they still have enough room, but it is just solid crotons. Anna love to see more pictures of your landscape. I wish now I had gone back through everything and written down all the plants that I wanted to try to track down, so I remember all of the names. I think I need about 40 more plants to get to 200 named cultivars and when I was heading down to the 2015 auction I don't think I was even at 100 yet. I love having a variety of plants, but have been weeding out plants that don't thrill me and replacing them with crotons.
     
  34. Native son

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    Thanks Karl, I have been gathering for years. Our property is very small and totally packed. 500 plus My parents collected and lived West of V. B. Country Club back in the 50's/60's . If you ever get south call I'm sure we can send you home with something. Your pics are great I agree with the others, open your door we will come. Merry Christmas
     
  35. VeroKarl

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    Lamar, Would love to come visit sometime. I can't remember how far south you are, but I am sure I can find a time to see your garden and maybe bring home a few new crotons. I get inspired by every new croton garden I see. Have a wonderful Christmas.
     
  36. kwtimo

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    Tugboat Annie or Marie Dressler looking good lately. Lots of pink 20170202_180429.jpg 20170202_180333.jpg 20170202_180348.jpg 20170202_180324.jpg
     
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  38. annafl

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    Wow, Tim, that's gorgeous! How much light is it in?
     
  39. Marie Nock

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    Irresistibles flushing new growth....

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  40. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Beautiful, Marie! Wow, it's so nice and full. Great colors.
     
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