Wiki photos 2016

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by annafl, Mar 22, 2016.

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    So many of you kind people have requested that I start entering plants in the wiki again. So I will on a limited basis. I ask that if you have any non-constructive criticisms of my work, please contact me directly and privately. I always welcome constructive criticism and corrections, and we should definitely discuss those things here, to make sure we get correct information in the wiki. It should be a compilation of our best information, and sampling of what these plants can be. In the past, what's been upsetting to some, has been the entering of crotons that have not been shared, or that no longer exist. I will therefore include only those plants that we know have been shared with at least one other collector. Unfortunately, I am out of the South Florida loop, and I am not aware of many cultivars that are well-known and shared amongst those of you further south, so please make me aware. If I have not heard of a plant, I won't enter it unless there is confirmation from others that it is a true cultivar and should be entered. I should not be the only deciding person of what is entered. New seedlings and hybrids should be considered worthy of entering the wiki by a consensus, not only one person. The order of the photos I enter is largely a factor of the size of the photo and where it best fits on the page, not my personal preferences, to those that have asked about that. I prefer to enter only very good, focused photos, and not to enter photos that have been excessively photoshopped. What's been upsetting to me, is the lack of input of those who have the most information. Anyone who has any historical or interesting information on any of these plants or the hybridizers, I ask that you share it with us before it's completely lost. And please, when I ask for help of any type, it's because I really need it, so please don't ignore it. Let's make the wiki the best resource available on these beautiful plants we love! We need everyone to pitch in.
     
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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Monarch- Stan Wood
    Cover Girl- Stan Wood
    Princess Eugenia- Stan Wood
     
  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Good to have you back Anna... I for one will continue to share the best photos in my files for your edification and where the MASTER NAME CROTON PHOTO REFERENCE SITE (WIKI) may need a little “beefing-up”. Again, welcome back. :):):)
     
  4. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Ana, I'm so glad you're willing to do the wiki again for awhile. Here's one I've been wanting to get into the wiki. I posted a thread on it a couple of years ago. It's a spontaneous seedling that popped up in a pot here. It has been shared - a couple of people bought it here, Longwood Gardens in PA bought a couple for their collection and I took one to an auction last year. It's Tangerine Twist and likes a lot of sun to bring out the orange/pink colors and the leaf is nice and re-curved. It's a moderate grower.

    Tangerine Twist 4.JPG Tangerine Twist 5.JPG
     
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  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks Robert and Marie, we'll see how it goes. Marie, thanks for the information. Wow, Longwood Gardens! That's great to have your seedling in their collection! I will make a page for Tangerine Twist soon. Thanks!
     
  6. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries-

    Patagonia No. 5- A Jose Lopez hybrid
    Tangerine Twist- A Marie Nock seedling
     
  7. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Anna! I'm very happy that you are back and I will certainly input on these plants that we love!
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Jose. Glad you're willing to contribute as needed. Thank-you.
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Bob Sabourne Hybrid- Tim O'Donnel, Mike Woolery and Jose Lopez
    Shady Lane- At Audubon House- Grown by Tim O'Donnel
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Herringbone- Bren Funaro
    Herringbone-Jose Lopez
    Madam Fernand Kohl- Tim O'Donnel
    Rudy Bachmann- Kurt Decker's photo from Dan Keye's garden

    * Ellen Rutherford and Helen Rutherford consolidated to the latter.
     
  11. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Madam Butterfly- Tim O'Donnel
    Red Mona Lisa- Mike Woolery
    Strawberry- Jose Lopez
    General Paget- David King
    President Reagan- David King
    Czar Alexander 3rd- Mike Woolery
     
  12. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ana… Attached please see seven (07) photographs of Batic, AKA Bush on Fire, from my Costa Rican Croton files in an attempt to enhance selected categories in the WIKI IMAGE GALLERY.

    The following are a couple of Batic Croton descriptions I found on internet for your evaluation and perhaps one or both could possibly be used in conjunction with the photos.


    · Codiaeum variegatum 'Batik': The highly variable leaf colors are the strong point of the croton. This cultivar’s new leaves are green and highly splashed with yellow. Older leaves are mottled with various shades of maroon, reds, pinks, and oranges. Leaves are alternate to spiral in arrangement and linear in shape with an occasional slight twist to the leaves. As with many plants in the Euphorbia family, crotons have a very milky sap. Source: looking-at-plants.com


    ‘Batik’ is a dark-leafed, small, spreading variety. The star-shaped flowers are produced on long stalks but are insignificant. The brightly-hued foliage is the attraction. Batik’s leaves are linear with bluntly, rounded tips, arranged spirally around the stems. The new leaves emerge light green with streaks of yellow and mature to dark green overlaid with red and orange or yellow veins. Source: learn2grow.com
     

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  13. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Robert.
     
  14. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Batik- Robert Heredia (Robertico in Costa Rica)
     
  15. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Tali- in Jim and Judy Glock's garden

    Entered comment in both Tali and October Surprise pages, that Tali is a Stan Wood seedling, and that Tali and October Surprise are so similar they may be the same plant.
     
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  16. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Connie Cutler- Photo by Mike Woolery
    Pink Lei- Photo by Mike Woolery
     
  17. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Goldilocks- Stan Wood

    New pages for Yellow Joseph Fondeur and Yellow Brilliantissima- Stan Wood
     
  18. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Sailor's Delight- Photos by Tim O'Donnel

    *there is a Helen Chait page with two images- in cyberspace- but for some reason it shows to me, but not in the wiki. I have contacted Dean to see what I'm doing wrong with that one. Just to let you know it's done, just not showing up.
     
  19. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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  20. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Marie!!! It has been corrected and the page has been found. Ana
     
  21. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ana,

    For your review… here are a couple more of ‘EXCELLENT’ croton descriptions including a few additional ‘wannabe’ photos for the WIKI IMAGE GALLERY:


    CODIAEUM variegatum 'Excellent'

    Excellent’s leaves are lobed with an elongated central lobe, arranged spirally around the stems. The new leaves emerge light green with yellow veins and mature to green, red, and orange with yellow veins. The leaf color is progressively darker from green though orange to red down the stem. Mature crotons are "V" shaped.

    Source: learn2grow.com


    EXCELLENT: Large leathery leaves rounded at the bottom and slender at the tip. Greens, yellows, reds and oranges (one colour on the leaf and another on the spine and veins).

    Source: http://www.hartsnursery.com.au/plants/croton.html
     

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  22. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Robert. Real busy right now, but should have time in a few days!
     
  23. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries

    Excellent- Robertico in Costa Rica (Robert Heredia)
    Red Quill- Color variation, Photos by Tim O'Donnel
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  24. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Scarlet Fever- a George Zammas hybrid. Photos submitted by Tim O'Donnel from Audubon House (culture by Tim)
     
  25. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Tali- Stan Wood
    Rudy Bachman- Stan Wood
     
  26. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:
    Van Buren- Jose Lopez
    Catherine Gephart- Jose Lopez
     
  27. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Mortii- submitted by Robertico in Costa Rica (Robert Heredia)
     
  28. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Fascination- Mike Woolery
    Mortii- Robert Heredia
     
  29. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Armadillo- Jose Lopez
    John Criswick- Jose Lopez
    Jackpot- Jeff Searle's garden, photo submitted by Tim O'Donnel
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2016
  30. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries-

    Davis 87- Lamar Sapp
    Inca- Ana Bowers
    Limelight- Ana Bowers
    Polychrome- Stan Wood
    Rudy Bachmann- Stan Wood
    Cover Girl- Stan Wood
    Little Chief- Ana Bowers
     
  31. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Gloriosa Superba- Robert Heredia (Robertico in Costa Rica)
    Fred Sander- Roberet Heredia
    Coral Shower- David King
    Tiger Eye- David King
     
  32. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Shady Lane- Tim O'Donnel
     
  33. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Where are the photos? Please, we need some varied photos and new cultivars for our wiki! I know there are beautiful crotons out there. Can we see them? Please?

    Today's entries:

    Rudy Bachmann- David King
    Royal Flush- Robert Heredia (Robertico in Costa Rica)
    Stoplight- "
    Interruptum- "
     
  34. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Bermuda Red- Robertico in Costa Rica
    Bermuda Red- Marie Nock
    Jackpot- Jeff Searle

    Thanks to Robert Heredia and Marie Nock for their joint effort in getting this cultivar in the wiki!
    Thanks also to Jeff Searle for finally posting a photo!
     
  35. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Limelight- Jeff Searle
     
  36. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Milky Way- Jeff Searle
    MacKenzie King- Marie Nock
    Willie Rundee- Phil Stager
    Antilla- Phil Stager
    Michelangelo- Phil Stager
     
  37. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entry:

    Earlscourt- Phil Stager
     
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  38. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Bravo- Robert Heredia (Robertico in Costa Rica)
    White Royal Horseguard- Mike Woolery
    Milky Way- Mike Woolery
    Chili Pan- Mike Woolery
    Red Mona Lisa- Mike Woolery
     
  39. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    I think that might be called the Nestor sport of Mr. Earlscourt.
     
  40. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Today's entries:

    Mons Florin- David King
    Trinidad Interrupted Leaf- Ana Bowers
    Irene Kingsley- Robert Heredia (Robertico in Costa Rica)
     

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