Today's bloom is Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Bloom of the Day for March 13th, 2010:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom time of year: Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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onewish1 wrote:
great macro!!

pixie62560 wrote:
I agree, and the colors are stunning!

Kell wrote:
I always buy 1 or 2 crotons at HD every spring to enjoy the full season, then leave them out to die over winter. Then 2 years ago, I started seeing a wide variety in nurseries. I got so suckered in by their colors and shapes. By last fall, I had too much money invested to just let them all die so I took them inside. I have about 20 on the floor in my dining room. Most are now almost leafles

plantladylin wrote:
Thanks y'all! I had about a dozen Croton's growing in large containers for many years ... lost every single one of those beauties from the extremely harsh winter we had this year! Crotons are very common at the garden centers and big box stores here in Florida. In the southern part of the state they are a common landscape plant. I've had a few produce blooms for me but the amazing colorful fo