Winter in the Keys

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Cornbread
    Joe Friday
    Robert Halgrim
    The Moth
    Mona Lisa
    Rocio
     

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  2. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Kinda quiet on here...

    Voncilla Barley
    Clipper
    Congo
    Cronstadt
    Dream Girl
    Carmen Christian
     

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  3. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    A few more

    Capt. Gilbert Cutler ( 2 plants & 2 personalities)
    Coppinger Hybrid
    Applause
    Craigii Supreme
    Green & Gold
    Della Mcgee
     

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  4. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    And

    Daisy Ortegas
    William Craig
     

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  5. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Edwin T Meredith
    AFD5
    Inca
    Mosaic
    Prince of Orange
    President Eisenhower
    Rex (pinched and 11 new heads)
    Red Quill
     

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  6. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    last ones

    Sybil Griffen
    Thomas Edison
    William Jennings Bryan
     

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  7. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Wow Jerry! Those are some impressive plants. You must get your water from the same nuclear power plant as the Glock's..
     
  8. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    O M G great color and beautifully healthy plants, a road trip to see them in person is a must do.
     
  9. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful and well photographed...what are you feeding these baby monsters? Very nice garden and thanks for posting!
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jerry - I am so glad you posted photos of your President Eisenhower. I've heard it said that President Eisenhower is a synonym for Wooten's Beauty. I believe that you President Eisenhower came from the same source as mine. Those leaves are kinda but not Wooten's Beauty.

    Let the debate begin ... :eek:
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jerry - if I had your Mona Lisa, I'd cut mine down. :rolleyes:

    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.
     

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  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Jerry, Great looking Crotons! I am going to put Red Quill on my wish list for 2013.
     
  13. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    im moving to the KEYS >>>>>>>>>>
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    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 Wooten'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 Wooten'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?
     

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  15. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    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 Wooten'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.
     

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  16. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    A few more...

    Andreanum (15 ft. or so.)
    Columbiana
    Dreer7 (Now believed to be something else...needs a name Jeff)
    Madam Butterfly (from Keith)
     

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  17. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Cardinal
    Charmer
    Davis #1
    Doris (Chris Mayhew Hybrid)
     

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  18. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Kentucky
    Dreadlocks
    Hot Tub Pink
    Commotion
    General Marshall
    Father's Day
     

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  19. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Princess Eugenia
    Sweet Marie (from Judy - pleasantly surprised how much sun this will take)
    Irrisistable
    Caribbean Star
    Tiger Eye (from Marie)
    Glenn Roof
     

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  20. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    last ones

    Duncan Macaw
    Ethyl Craig
    Polychrome
    Cobra (from Judy)
    Baron le Compte
    Mango
     

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  21. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Nice plants, thanks for posting.
     
  22. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Impressive...thx for posting and including the names!
     
  23. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    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
     
  24. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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  25. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  26. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    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. :cool:
     

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