And finally the new additions: This is tagged as Ann Rutherford. It came from a cutting of a cutting that Jeff Searle had in his garden as Ann Rutherford. Becuase it started exhibiting orange (which Ann Rutherford does not have) - that ID was nixed. Some say that it is a Kentucky, but I am not 100% convinced. Only time may tell ...
Next is Bravo that came from Marie Nock. This croton was tucked away and forgotten. It was very stretched out and under potted. Marie gave it too me as a reclamation project since she had way too many other plants to deal with. It has filled out and looks happy that its in the ground!
Next up is one from Mike (Bullwinkle) that is tagged as Cardinal. It was in a shaded area and lacks significant color. Don't remember when I got this from Mike, but it has been a bit of time. Definitely not very fast. It has moved a bit since planting and hopefully with more sun exposure it will color up nicely.
And here is another from Mike (Bullwinkle) tagged as Chief. Randy saw it already planted out and he said it "don't look my "Chief". Jeff Searle saw this same croton back in mid November while it was still in the container. He said it was not a Chief as well. "Ron - that croton looks way better than a Chief".
This was a recent acquisition from Lamar (Native Son) at our last garden tour function, Excellent. I already have one but the surrounding plants have grown so much that it is very shaded and difficult to see. This was such a robust thick stemmed plant that I could not pass it up. Now I am gonna see what Excellent will look like with much more sun exposure.
This may be a very variable cultivar, Mango. Randy told me he has three and they all look different. This particular plant garnered a first place blue ribbon at the Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society Show last Spring. I got it as a 4" rooted cutting from Jeff Searle.
This one came from Randy (palmisland), Montoya Circle. It exhibits lots of nice pink colors with proper lighting. It ended up in too much shade so hopefuly it will start showing the hot pinks again with more sun. Randy named this croton Montoya Circle because it is the street name (in Boca Raton?) where he found it. Has yet to have anyone be able to ID it as any known cultivar. The Momma plant is in horrible condition reported by Randy.
Another of the new additions. This croton was streched out and in too much shade. For some reason (and I can not think of any legitimate one), I thought it to be a Nestor. Randy saw it and thought no way. Neither of us could figure out what other potential ID could be attached. We came up blank - any ideas ?
Another new addition is a NOID from Mike (Bullwinkle) It was a slow grower in the container. The leaves are a dark purple to almost black with nice large pink flecks. I look forward to watching this one to develope and obtain some size.
My best Mango and one of the other not so nice. All growing in 1/2 day sun. Lking sweet for late Jan.Ron, Mango is one of my top faves. I have four and I see at least two different looks to them. I will say that the one I got from Cleo is the best of the bunch.
Beautifull Plants . What is the first pic you just posted Christians Landscape ? Thanks