This coton was not showing its outstanding orange colors this year. The older leaves were fading and no matter how much I was watering it would not flush new growth. Embarassingly I gotta admit that it was getting clobbered by scale. It was being treated but not erradicated - so it kept reestablishing. Reluctantly I attacked it with napalm and the scale was sent to the green squishy scale heaven. Now the rains have awakened it. This photo is about a week old. I'll try and post new photos if it ever stops raining here. Formerly know as Scarecrow, the accepted name is Heaven I'm not complaining about the rain. I'd rather deal with it than dragging a hose all around.