Codiaeum variegatum Dayspring
A variety introduced through the late Charles Moore, Esq., of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney, N.S.W.
REF: Veitchs' catlg. of Pl. 1881, p. 82.
Type N, 2-1/2" x 11", - Ground color is clear green on new leaves with rich yellow marbling. In the mature leaves the ground color turns to blackish red with the leaf irregularly splashed and marbled intense red. Very effective but rather straggly in growth.
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.
Very long, brilliant leaves, suffused red, yellow and green. REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group II, Standard Better Varieties, p.3. REF: Brown, B. Frank 1995 Crotons of the World p.58.
Daybreak is a sport of this croton.