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New lorepetulum to replace purple pixie need name of plant

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by sabredave, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. sabredave

    sabredave LawnSite Member
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    I was at the green and growin show in greensboro nc last week and came across a booth who was show casing a new variety of lorepetulum that was supposed to have a beter root system than the purple pixie and with the same characteristics as the pixie. I cant seem to find the catalog or remember the name. If anyone knows the name of this plant that would be great
     
  2. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 843

    Was it Daruma?
     
  3. sabredave

    sabredave LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    No. i have used daruma before. It is supposed to be the same size as the pixie. First time i have seen this new variety and i do not know anyone else that is carrying it., well i guess i need the name first!!!
     
  4. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Its a dwarf like the pixie? Just curious have you ever used snow emeralds?
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  5. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 843

    I pulled Daruma off google, but I think I know what you're talking about. A local grower had it last summer, but now all I see on the availability list is ruby. I'll ask next time I'm out that way.
     
  6. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ruby or bill wallace??
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  7. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 843

    It is definitely not ruby, that's just the only one they currently had in stock. I was hoping they still had 3-4 on their list.
     
  8. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
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    To my knowledge ruby doesn't do that well when flowering. Im not aware of any new cultivars. Love the purple pixies and snow emeralds I have sold and pushed the heck out of those. Interested in learning the name of this new one.
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  9. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 843

    I have rubys and ever red sunsets at my house. I love the ever reds...deep purple foliage, nice red flowers. The ruby flowers just fine, though the foliage is not as pretty. The new growth is a nice purple, but the old growth is often deep green, and in the heat of the summer sometimes lighter.
     
  10. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 843

    Crimson Fire from first editions. 18" tall.
     

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