Gold Edge Red Sister

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Gold Edge Red Sister puts on a great color show with dark purple brown with pink leaves (14"x 3") edged in white. This Ti declines and becomes ragged in the shorter days and cooler temps of winter here in the Tampa area of Central Florida. With the return of longer daylight and high temps Gold Edge Red Sister becomes a vigorous grower and quickly returns to her glory. Img_6168.jpg Img_6170.jpg Img_6171.jpg
     
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  3. Dypsisdean

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    I don't think I have ever seen that one. Cuz if I did I would have bought it or "stole" a cutting. :MJ:
     
  4. ScotTi

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    It's on the ole chopping block this spring. I see it in your future.
     
  5. junglegal

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    I bought one in south florida. Never looked good for me either. I have a white edge red sister that's the same. They may be same. She's getting the boot when I need space. Canes for postage Dean!
     
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    Let's see how those 12 do for you Bren. I hope there are a few winners in there for you. Are you warmer or colder than ScotTi?
     
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    I am warmer. Extreme southern tip of pinellas county. Just right of the 275 sign on tip. He is 30 miles plus north of me. The tis are showing promise. Heat mat arrived via amazon today for a little boost
     

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    Brenda did you have The Gold Edge Red Sister at your current location last winter?
    I want to cut mine back and relocate it out of the north winds that blow thru its current location. Ken out in California also has said that it is a poor performer for him in the cool temps.
    Words of wisdom: If the 'Gold Edge' gives you grief when temps cool...
    Do not even try 'Peter Buck'
     
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    The landscape change between these 2 arrows is remarkable.
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    Here is what I have. Looks like crapola. Sulks all year.
     
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  11. ScotTi

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    Brenda, Morning sun only will help or filtered sun conditions. This is one of those Ti that hates the hot sun and hates colder temps.
     
  12. Dypsisdean

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    That's not so bad Bren. I would give it a little more time to get totally happy with its new home. Sometimes some just take longer to acclimate than others.
     
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    If my memory serves me well, I bought this plant in a home depot in south florida in 2011. I was with Jeff Anderson who was visiting from Costa Rica. We were on our way to Searles spring sale. So, I've had it awhile. I yanked & brought it from the last garden because it looked like this then. Only left behind my stunners, took the dogs. I will try moving it to a space more conducive to morning sun. Still on the chopping block for the year. Red sister in general always looks ragged half the year here. Glad to see less of them with other options for the average household.
     

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