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White Wedding

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Dec 21, 2010.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Unidentified Croton in my garden from a David McLean cutting. The original plant was lost but David has one other from cuttings. Unless there's a valid name, please add to the wiki as "White Wedding" - Billy Idol rocks!
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I thought its name was Billy Idol. :confused:
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    This really looks like nothing more than a Purity. My question for you is, the white new leaves, is this something that "just happened" or are the new leaves always this white when the flush comes out? Thanks.

    Jeff
     
  4. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Purity???? not to second guess the Croton God, but i dont know, the leafe shape doesnt really fit, and the color, wow, solid white like that? I mean, your the purity expert as you grow whole fields of them, but i dont think its purity!
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rob,

    Are you kidding? The leaves match up pretty good with the book pictures, not to mention the plant in the ground here. I did question the white new leaves, I'm waiting to hear back from Ricky on if this was a one time deal, or if the new growth always comes out this white.
     
  6. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    hmmm, let me post pics of my Purity i got from you about 5 years ago!

    maybe i need mine to be renamed!
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you take a deep breath there young man.:eek: I never said I was definite on Purity, but I still am leaning towards it.

    Ricky......how about an answer?
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    OK, go ahead and rename it, I'm sure Butler won't mind.:p
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    This thread points out the problems associated with trying to make a positive ID based on one head. Let's see what this plant does over a few years.
     
  10. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    heres pics of what I have as Purity
     

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  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    WhiteTapestry? :rolleyes:
     
  12. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The new growth on all 4 heads is coming out white. This is NOT Purity. I remember speaking with David McLean about it and he couldn't remember where it came from, but the one in his garden is also mostly white with some green splotches.
     
  13. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    LOL i dont mind, you can miss name crotons till the cows come home, Its your Garden. :D
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ricky's plant is a Lillian Stoffregen waiting for better light. The veining is Fishbone-like and the leaf shape isn't Purity.
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Welcome to the Croton Family Feud! :p

    Richard Dawson: "Survey says ...."

    LOL :eek:
     
  16. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    Answer: Hibiscus :confused:
     
  17. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Ray - If the photo in the wiki is correct, then you are also correct, as my plant looks exactly like it. Any other photos of Lillian Stoffregen available?
     
  18. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    Dont bet the house :eek: you already lost the 20 acre nursery :D
     
  19. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Here is mine that Ray ID'd last year
     

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