Petra

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Funny, all these years and I've never planted Petra in my garden. The closest I came was at the Target Garden Center on 441, just before they closed it. I bought a couple of 3-gallon ones but they turned out to be Norma. I guess, if you're an avid collector, you've got to have at least one Petra in your garden.

    Maybe in the Spring...
     
  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Hey, it's a fine croton...
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I wish that when I started and acquired 4 Petras that they ended up being Normas. Ricky you really lucked out on that score. ;) Hard to believe that Norma went from relatively common to a "hard to find". Many pooh, pooh the Petra since it is so readily available. If it was as slow and as uncommon as say a Mona Lisa, we would be searching in earnest to acquire them in my opinion. :)
     
  4. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    The last couple years during fall "croton season" here I've noticed that there are almost always a few Normas mixed in with the masses of Petras, so if you look closely Moose you may find some...
     

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