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Codiaeum variegatum Cardinal

Type F, 1-3/4" x 10", - This croton has deep blackish maroon leaves with a deep red midrib, and veins more or less outlined in red and somewhat marbled with red.

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.8.

Long narrow curved leaves of a brilliant cardinal red.

REF: Reasoner's Tropical Nurseries inc, croton listing. Group III, Fancy Sorts, p.4.