Some of the More Unusual Ones

Jeff Searle

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Earlier this summer, I went all out and was putting airlayers on many,many crotons in the yard. On October 2nd,3rd and 4th, which are the dates to our 11th Annual Fall Extravaganza Sale, I will be offering close to 150 varieties of crotons, some of which will be for the first time. My good friend Ryan Gallivan gets credit for taking these pictures. I will post a few samples that you can expect to find, but as you know, many are in very limited quantities. First come......you get it!

And thanks to the moderating team, for allowing me to post these.


Jeff
 

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These large beauties are Captain Gilbert Cutler.
 

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This beautiful croton is questionable as far as having ever been named. It came from the old Richard Krukonis property down in North Miami. The closest croton that looks similar to this one is Columbiana, but, this has much larger leaves. Bob Alonzo will see this soon and we'll see if it's a new un-named one or not. I would like to call it "Father's Day" if possible. I will have 2 or 3 of these giants to offer.
 

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Jeff - could it be possible that when I go to your sale that I leave without purchasing a single palm? :confused: If you keep posting pictures of awesome cultivars like these, that is a distinct possibility. :eek:

Ron :rolleyes:
 
Ray - here is a draft of the yet to be completed list. Ryan sent it to me as a courtesy, more to come and spelling check to follow. Comotion is on there. I do not see Clipper. Jeff is holding until Bob Alonzo makes his much anticipated visit. :eek:

Ron. :)

Common Name
#11
#180
#182
#54
Acubafolia
American
Andreanum
Applause
Baron Le Compté
Baron Rothchild
Bender #2
Bogoriensis
Buddy
Bushmaster
Candy Cane
Cardinal
Catherine Gephart
Charles Rutherford
Charmer
Chief
Christian's Landscape
Christmas
Columbiana
Comotion
Compté de Germiny
Corkscrew
Cornbread
Cryosophyllum
Davis #1
Davis #7
Dayspring
Della McGee
Diane
Dr. Frank Brown
Dr. Gilbert Cutler
Dreadlocks
Earl's Court
Eburnum
Eleanor Roosevelt
Ethel Craig
Father's Day
Fishbone
Franklin Roosevelt
Freckles
Geisha Girl
General Lawrence
General MacArthur
General Marshall
General Paget
Glen Roof
Gloriosa
Green & Gold
Heaven
Honeycomb
Hot & Steamy
Irene Kingsley
Jean Francis
Joe Friday
John Bender
John Soar
Jungle Queen
Kentucky
King of Siam
L. M. Rutherford
Lemon & Lime
Lord Bellhaven
Louis Dispuey
Lt. Paget
Madam Butterfly
Magnificent
Mammey
Mavis Florin
Mejusticum
Miami Beauty
Mona Lisa
Mosaic
Mrs. Snyder Disraili
Multicolor
Nellie Halgrim
Nestor
Norman Rockwell
Ovalafolium
Peace
Petra
Picasso's Paintbrush
Pig In A Blanket
Pink Passion
Polychrome
Pop's Yard
Porter's Pink Veitchii
President Reagan
Pride of Winter Haven
Prince of Orange
Purity
Queen Victoria
Rams Horn
Raphael
Red Eburnum
Red Excurrens
Rembrandt
Reubens
Rheedi
Robert Halgrim
Robert Lavalois
Royal Flush
Rudy Bachman
Scarecrow
Spirale
Stain Glass
Stoplight
Sweet Marie
Sybil Griffen
Thai Hybrid
Thanksgiving
The Juggler
Thomas Edison
To The Left
Tortoise Shell
Twist & Point
Van Buren
Van Houtii
Voncilla Barley
Waterfall
West Wall
William Craig
Wilma
Wooton's Beauty
Yellow Croc
Yellow Cybil Griffen
Yellow Joanna Coppinger
Yellow Mrs. Iceton
Yello
 
There are a few mis-spelled in the above list. Please bear with us as we are putting this "rough" list together. And, there will most likely be some name changes before the days over. The new updated list will be ready sometime next week. Thanks for your patience.

Jeff
 
If you like big leaves and big colors, then you'll love Jungle Queen.
 

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I'm fairly certain this is Royal Flush. I'll find out soon. The reds are pretty intense on this one.
 

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This is a croton I'm calling Yellow Croc. So far, I haven't seen it anywhere. I took a cutting up to Dr. Browns a few months ago when Bob Alonzo was there visiting and neither one of them could ID this. Once you see it in person, it's a croton that is very distinct from any others.
 

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No fair, the Glocks are already inside the fence before 8:00 am!


Hey....life is not always fair. NO....I'm just kidding. The Glocks volunteer at every sale, since the very first one, eleven years now, and never has missed one. I think Jim mentioned the other day something about "only" having about $800 budgeted for crotons for the upcoming sale. Ahh, just kidding.

Ron, I'm sure if your here at 8am, there will be plenty to choose from. I highly recommend that prior to coming, you might want to get a "wish" list together of some of the ones your after.


Jeff
 
i will take 1 of each please :)
Unfortuneatly I will be in Colombia for the first 1.5 days of the sale :( I will have to give someone my list and a check :)
 
One of the most sought after and unique crotons is Glen Roof.
 

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A good croton that retains alot of it's reds and pinks in shade is Giesha Girl.
 

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Here's Sybil Griffen. You can't see the lower leaves, but they are gigantic! I also have found that this variety does pretty well in good shade and still holds lots of it's colors.
 

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Here's Kentucky. Another beauty with lots of orange.
 

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Jeff how about a photo of the slow growing Spirale? The one I got at your November meeting/auction last year is doing well. From a historical perspective, that's an old classic you just don't see around.
 
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