Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Jan 4, 2013.
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Kinda quiet on here...
A few more
Capt. Gilbert Cutler ( 2 plants & 2 personalities)
Green & Gold
Edwin T Meredith
Prince of Orange
Rex (pinched and 11 new heads)
William Jennings Bryan
Wow Jerry! Those are some impressive plants. You must get your water from the same nuclear power plant as the Glock's..
O M G great color and beautifully healthy plants, a road trip to see them in person is a must do.
Beautiful and well photographed...what are you feeding these baby monsters? Very nice garden and thanks for posting!
Jerry - I am so glad you posted photos of your President Eisenhower. I've heard it said that President Eisenhower is a synonym for en's Beauty. I believe that you President Eisenhower came from the same source as mine. Those leaves are kinda but not en's Beauty.
Let the debate begin ...
Jerry - if I had your Mona Lisa, I'd cut mine down.
I suspect this one is in too much shade most of the year. Looks its best in the winter months when the sun can get to it. I'm gonna leave it since the surrounding palms are getting taller and more filtered light should be the result.
Jerry, Great looking Crotons! I am going to put Red Quill on my wish list for 2013.
im moving to the KEYS >>>>>>>>>>
The first three photos are what I have growing as President Eisenhower. This cultivar has wider and larger overall sized leaves with a much less pronounced leaf point. The last two photos are of en's Beauty, less ovate shaped and smaller leaved with a more pronounced acute leaf point relative to the former.
I understand that crotons can be variable. These two "different cultivars" are planted 12 feet from one another and are growing in the same cultural conditions. If anything is different in the conditions is that the en's Beauty may be in slightly more shade. It would figure that this would cause it to be "stretched" with larger leaves, which is not the case. If these names are synonyms for each other than so be it. My point is that what is tagged as President Eisenhower is a distinct cultivar in my opinion. They are close but no cigar.
Jeff - who recognized the ID of President Eisenhower? Was it Bob Alonso?
I believe they are different cultivars as well Moose. But they are confusing. I have both and for me President Eisehower is by far the better performer. When the time comes en's Beauty is one that will be removed to make room.
Another example is Confetti and Leopardia with Confetti the winner. However Mike Harris has an awesome Leopardia. But for me Leopardia will be removed eventually.
Last one for now is Hot & Steamy and Waterfall. Hot & Steamy is the easy winner.
A few more...
Andreanum (15 ft. or so.)
Dreer7 (Now believed to be something else...needs a name Jeff)
Madam Butterfly (from Keith)
Doris (Chris Mayhew Hybrid)
Hot Tub Pink
Sweet Marie (from Judy - pleasantly surprised how much sun this will take)
Tiger Eye (from Marie)
Cobra (from Judy)
Baron le Compte
Nice plants, thanks for posting.
Impressive...thx for posting and including the names!
Jerry thanks for the great photo layout in this post. Could you post a photo of the plant name tags and the source for purchase. Thanks Kip
Hi Kip - I'm using 2 types of tags.
The first one my brother Mike made up for me. He used a treated block of wood and burned the name into it. Afterwards he put some kind of sealer on it. We used the plastic coated plant stakes from Home Depot as the stake. Hopefully the name will not fade quickly. I think we made up a hunred or so to see how they work. Visitors appreciate seeing the names when they walk through.
The other tag is the important one. Permanent record of the plant. Pretty neat marking & record system. Several of us are using them.
I use only these aluminum tags and have had great success with them over several years now. The only thing I do differently is, I bought a roll of two pair(or two strand) and use this instead of the wire that comes w/ the tags. The wire is extreamly thin and I'm afraid it won't last very long.
Hmmmm - that's interesting Jerry. In the Mooseland, Waterfall is the superior looking croton in my opinion. Hot & Steamy, she no looka-so-good. Here are a couple of shots of the Mooseland Waterfall.
Separate names with a comma.