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Codiaeum variegatum Czar Alexander III

Per Reasoner's catalog- Semi-oak croton, mostly black with a red midrib with pink splotches.

Per Christian Papers- Semi-oak, 3" X 10" - A very striking variety. Ground color is black-red with a deep red midrib. Veins are outlined rosy red and balance of leaf is marbled and splashed pink, rose and red. Very fine.

REF: Paper prepared by Wm. A. Geiger in collaboration with Mr. Christian of the Christian Nursery, Mr. Van der Lean and Mr. George L. Peacock. p.9.