Wilma

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crotonologist, Nov 28, 2010.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - having never seen your plant, I cannot have an opinion about its ID. My comments were directed at the plants that were brought to the Holiday Social and ID's confirmed by Bob Alonso. I will admit that I have not seen a large Wilma yet.The largest Wilma plant I have seen was in Randy's garden and we know it "weren't all that big". Mine happens to be 1/3 the size of Randy's.

    I am anxious to get through this Winter and get my Wilma established and thriving. Crank it up with some "blue liquid love" and see if the leaves will increase in size? :rolleyes:

    Ray - how large is you plant? Can we get a picture when it gets liberated from the green house?

    Best regards,

    Ron.
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    My plant is about 3 feet tall and the leaves are bigger than my hand....and I've got big hands. I'd assumed my plant resembled Wilma this entire time but actually looks more like Jeff's Bob Bullock. I'll take a photo after this weather chaos passes. I hope that's sooner than March.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Can someone please post pictures of these two so I can figure out which ones I've got. Thanks!
     
  4. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Ricky, the one you got from randy is deffinitly a Wilma
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I got 2 plants from Randy. One with small leaves (#1), one with big ones (#2) that was labeled Barbara Bush. I also have one in the ground for a couple of years (#3) that was a cutting from David McLean.
     

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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This post is not to resurrect the Wilma - Col. Bob Bullock debate. Re-reading this thread, it appears Peyton's research has found the parentage to Wilma. Petra being the Momma and Mrs. Iceton (Eyeston ?) the "Baby's Daddy".

    This cultivar is real slow for me. Interesting that the progeny is way slower than the parents growth rate. Just a curious observation. :eek:
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron / Peyton.......

    Thanks for the information, nice to hear stuff like this.

    Ricky.....all three of your photos are of Wima.

    Jeff
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    My experience is that if it has a large leaf than = Colonel Bob Bullock.

    If it has smaller leaves and is very, very slow = Wilma.

    Just some personal observations. :eek:
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Yea but Ron remember, side by side, their two totally different looking plants. It's not just leaf size. When you come over to the house after the sale, remind me and we'll look at both.
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, I think there's a little more resemblance that what you're saying. At a casual glance, the two plants can be very confusing.

    Ron, my Wilma is not slow. I've air layered mine 4 times in the last 2 years.
     
  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    My Wilma was super slow until this year.It doubled in size and started putting out some king sized leaves from April to October ??It sat there for 3 years doing nothing and then exploded, Go figure??
     

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