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Beyond Petra

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Dec 24, 2010.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Growing in the garden and is relatively new for me. Anyone else growing this one ? Add your pictures if so.
     

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  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    I'm assuming you got this from Perry Edge. He renamed it Helen Edge in honor of his mother. I'll attach pictures later. I love it in the summer when it's bright red.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Yes Marie! I completely forgot the new name and will change it. I also love the colorings and markings of this leaf.
     
  4. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Wow, that's a really nice croton!! whats the rarity on this?
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    "As rare as hen's teeth", at least that is what Ray says ... :rolleyes:

    Ron. :eek:
     
  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I've added this to the WIKI.
    Marie,
    Do you have more photos of this to share? Nice plant!
     
  7. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    So is this a Petra sport or seedling?
     
  8. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to wait a couple of months for better color.
     
  9. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so. Perry said he found it growing in an old St. Petersburg neighborhood and orignially put the name Beyond Petra on it because he felt it was so much better. He later named it Helen Edge after his mother.
     
  10. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I'm in St. Pete. Is Perry around to tell us where? I'd love to get a pic of the mother plant.
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  12. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    I got a 6 inch cutting off of a beautiful plant in Virginia Gardens. In the last year I guess they cut it down, it's gone now. The plant is fast growing. I thought it was big red but maybe it's this one. What do you think.
    Chris
     

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  13. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Jeff
    That looks like a zamia fischeri.
    Chris
     
  14. koki

    koki Active Member

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    I remember seeing this plant next to a Pop's Yard and they were identical, but, they are crotons after all.
     
  15. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Norma. It's definitely not Big Red.
     
  16. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Yeah. Maybe it's Norma. Thanks
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I don't see Beyond Petra or Helen Edge on the availability list. :confused: My search will have to continue ... :eek:

     

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