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Delicatissima ready to go in the ground

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Nov 6, 2010.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    From cuttings along 41st in Miami Beach. These came out of the mistbed yesterday. Probably plant them in 2 weeks.
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    Delicatissima ? What do you guys think?
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks just like the Curly Boy in the yard here.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    On Miami Beach it is called Curly Goi. :rolleyes: LOL

    I like the colors on that one Ricky! :cool:
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    This and the Joseph Fondure planted on the next block were grown and planted by Mr. Fondure who donated the plants to the city of Miami Beach. I have Curly Boy in the garden and the leaves are much longer, don't have the pink color, and Moose, it's spelled "goy".
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thought it rhymed with Koi, what were you expecting - good spelling from a goy? LOL

    Ricky - I don't remember the Joseph Fondure in your yard. Do you have a photo? Interesting that someone I was just talking to yesterday at the Palm Sale mentioned Joseph Fondure. He does not visit this forum.
     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    It's on the south perimeter, where most people don't walk since the path is mulch and not stones. It was a cutting I took from the original plant in Joseph Fondure's nursery; a David McLean field trip. I grew the cutting in a clay pot by the front door until the mites and scale found it. Wilma took it out of the ground from the north side of the garden and I replanted it on the south side, hoping for it to get more sun.

    Joseph Fondure is a very narrow and long leaf variety that will take full sun and get lots of orange and yellow. In the shade (mine), you get more deep red and purple. Very slow growing.
     

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  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I think Joseph Fondure and Zanzibar are newer names for Brilliantisima.
     
  9. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Joseph Fondure was a seedling that grew into a massive plant. Zanzibar has much shorter leaves. The original Joseph Fondure had leaves almost 18" long.
     
  10. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Ray,
    That's what I had learned too. Since Brilliantissima was described in Brown's first book, that's the name I use.
    Marie
     

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