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Peles Fire

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Aug 27, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Is Peles Fire a hard to find Croton?
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It's another name for Picasso's Paintbrush and it's relatively common. Lowe's carries it from time to time in a 3 gallon container.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ray, I thought I recall hearing that sometime ago, I have a P.Paintbrush. So what is the Croton in the Online Croton Reference under the name Peles Fire? It looks nothing like Picasso's Paintbrush but more like Zanzibar leaf shape. I like the look of that "Peles Fire".
     
  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Yes, do tell! Ron posted that pic without rebuttal from the board so I posted it. If it zanzibar, we need to correct it. Perhaps these potential gafs will finally get the local experts over to the wiki :p:D
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Bren, I went looking for pics of my Zanzibar (RIP) from last year. I guess I never took any of it.:mad: I do remember I had a hard time with it. It would flush leaves and drop, flush and drop...and the cold finished it.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    For our area, those really thin narrow leaf forms can be kept in a pot. Historically for me, those varieties tend to defoliate way before others and at temps several degrees above freezing. Just my two cents.

    Ray
     

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