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Using Crotons & Cordylines

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Florida’s Best Landscape Plants: Crotons & Cordylines

Who needs flowers anyway? Add color, texture, and interest to your garden, year round, with these beautiful foliage plants!

Come learn about the care, culture and landscape use of the croton – one of South Florida’s best and most versatile woody perennial shrubs!

Discover the history of the croton’s fascinating global migration from Malaysia and the Pacific islands to the western hemisphere and its integration to our South Florida gardens.
Class will include a demonstration of air layering which is a simple and useful propagation technique for any woody shrub. This lecture will be led by Mark Peters, Owner of Peters Crotons & Cordylines.

Weather permitting, Mark will lead the class in a short tour of the Garden’s crotons and cordylines. A variety of croton and cordyline plants will be available for sale during and after class.

Saturday, January 15, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Class fee is $30 for MBG members; $45 for nonmembers
  • Registration is required; class is limited to 40 adults.
  • Meet in the Mounts Auditorium
About Mark Peters

Mark has been a gardening enthusiast since his youth, and his entire professional life has been devoted exclusively to the gardening world. Mark has held positions at the legendary White Flower Farm, Boston’s historic Forest Hills Cemetery and became Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden. Soon after arriving in Florida, Mark served as Director of Horticulture at McKee Botanical Gardens. Today Mark owns Peters Crotons & Cordylines in Vero Beach. He is a popular speaker at garden events and has been the featured speaker on crotons at a number of Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. An entertaining and enlightening presenter, the hallmark of his Croton Program is the phenomenal display of crotons he uses to demonstrate the art of air-layering, and discuss best practices of croton cultivation.


January 15
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Mounts Botanical Garden
531 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415 United States
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