What crotons do you snub as "ugly" (this term is blasphemous as no croton is ugly) or too common? A well grown Petra is ubiquitous but no less beautiful because of this. We've just grown accustomed to seeing it everywhere and do not look twice. A transplant or first time Florida visitor from Minnesota might see the plant a bit differently. To them, it's an exotic looking colorful, tropical shrub they will most certainly try indoors back home. So what varieties do we see and turn up our noses? Petra perhaps or maybe the most cold hardy crotons, Stewartii and Yellow Excurrens. In the post freeze Tampa Bay area, I still see recovering Petra, Mammey, Punctatum, Yellow Excurrens, Aureo Maculatum, Van Buren, Stewartii, Yellow Excurrens, Bravo, Charles Rutherford and a small yellow oak leaf resembling cultivar Philadelphia, in many places. Have we grown tired of any varieties?