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Phil Stager

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A few to look at while digesting dinner on Thursday...
last two taken at night with flash
 

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I'm on a roll. Here's a few more...
 

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Wow - great plants!
I always enjoy seeing more nice crotons :)

1st row ..........................
1st plant: __________?
2nd plant: Glen Roof?
3rd: Stoplight
4th: a Thai hybrid?
2nd row........................
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Polychrome?
3rd row.........................
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Stoplight in front, ? in back
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Scott -- Thai Rossio (sp?); they appeared in scattered fashion in some big box stores a few years ago, often mixed in with Petra. Does well in lots of sun. Also much faster for me than any true Thai varieties and more cold tolerance.
 
Crotonologist-
1st row: A splendid Kentucky in some shad (got squashed by falling palm frond); right on the others.
2nd row: Chief, Andreanum covered with 'snow' from Rfoyal Palm inflorescence that just opened; Coral Shower; Polychrome
3rd row: Cornelius Halgrim, Stoplight, Dr Lin Yu Tang, a mystery green with very fine dots and spots (slow growing and not real consistent in spots and dots). the one behind stoplight is a :petra (?) in some shade that gets a lot of red like one in a recent post
 
Phil,

Thanks for sharing some nice beauties. That's one thing we can all count on from you.

The correct spelling for Rossio is ...Rocio. And I agree that this has been a very good grower for me in the ground too. I remember buying my original plant from Cleo when he hosted a croton society meeting and tour up at his new nursery about 3 years ago. The same meeting when the croton scale was first talked about. I like this variety so much, I'm ramping up production to grow a few.
 
...after all that food, time for some 'leftovers'
L to R: Cornelius Halgrim, Picturatum. Connie Cutler, Victoria Gold Bell

(Remeber: Pics of Majesticum and Picturatum are reversed in Dr B's book)
 

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...and a few more:
First two are same plant which may be Cranberry, another Picturatum, Geisha Girl
 

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..and one more this afternoon before I go fix leftovers for supper:

Andreanum in Royal Palm 'snow'
Columbiana
Corot
Rheedii
 

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Great pictures! A couple of questions though - your Connie Cutler and Columbiana both seem to have pink hues rather than orange/red. Will they change over time? Was it the lighting for the pictures?
 
The orange and pink hues will change a bit depending on daylight consditions; if I want a lot of red, I shoot around sunset, otherwise I just aim and shoot and let the digital camera sort it out.
 
Great pictures! A couple of questions though - your Connie Cutler and Columbiana both seem to have pink hues rather than orange/red. Will they change over time? Was it the lighting for the pictures?

Marie,

I thought the same thing for Columbiana. I never knew this plant to have pink in it like this. All oranges and reds. Connie Cutler, I'm not familar with.

Cranberry is real nice!
 
Ray - I'm as certain about Connie Cutler as I am about most croton names - just add the adverb 'probably'. It came from the Edison Estate waaay back when we had the first meeting of the Croton Society there.
 
This is my unknown. Right now it has a lot of new yellow and green growth on it but later in the year it turns pink. You can see the older leaves on the bottom. The pink is a little lighter in Phil's, but maybe could account for different light conditions? The first two photos are Phil's cranberry. The last three are my unknown. What do you think?
 

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DSCN5470.JPG DSCN5468.JPG DSCN5468.JPG OK. here's some more shots taken this evening. Lots of potted up air layers and then a few panoramic shots including a few with the officially named Beccariophoenix fenestralis.DSCN5468.JPG DSCN5469.JPG
 

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Now for some names for the earlier post:
Pride of Winterhaven & Geisha Girl
Some Fred Sanders
FDR
Philip Geduldig, Mosaic, Her Highness
NOID
Col Gilbert Cutler
Seminole Queen
Col Gil Cutler - big air layer
Red Quill & Eleanor Fishler (or close to it)
 
Beautiful, Phil! Thank-you! That Seminole Queen is stunning. The unknown is really beautiful too! Your first Captain Gilbert Cutler has amazing color.

Phil, did you think my plant is the same as your Cranberry? For some reason two of my photos in post #25 are not showing up, but you can click on the DSC and they will show. Did you get your Cranberry from Keith or did you give him an air layer of yours?
 
Anna - the Cranberry came from a big batch of cuttings from a very old plant in south St. Pete. These were distributed to Croton Society members waaay back whenever....
 
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