2001 Poinsettia Trials: Regionally Recommended Cultivars By Jim Barrett and Allen Hammer

The following poinsettia cultivars are recommended forgrowers to consider. The recommendations are based on university trials andobservations of commercial crops. Primarily, this list includes cultivars thatthe authors have grown at least two years. The cultivars listed as "worthwatching" are the new ones that performed well in the Fall 2001 trials.

The best cultivar for an individual grower varies withlocation, production practices and markets. There are other poinsettiacultivars not listed that can be grown successfully when the grower is veryfamiliar with the cultivar and can provide the required culture for thatcultivar.

Large growers are those who are supplying mass-market retailers. Specialty growers are those who are supplying other retail markets and want to produce a differentiated product. It is also important to remember that growing the plants in different forms and containers can also differentiate many of the cultivars listed for large growers.

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Category/

Preference ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ South North

Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers

Early Dark-Leaf Red

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomRedÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomRedÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FestivalRedÊ Festival Red

OrionRed ÊÊÊÊÊÊ Galaxy Red ÊÊ FreedomRed FreedomRed

OrionRed ÊÊÊÊÊÊ Orion Red ÊÊÊÊÊÊ OrionRed

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeprideRedÊ Pepride Red

Okay Festival RedÊ FestivalRedÊ Galaxy Red ÊÊ Galaxy Red

PeprideRedÊ Pepride RedÊ Red Angel ÊÊÊÊÊ RedAngel

RoyalRed ÊÊÊÊÊ Royal RedÊ ÊÊÊÊ RoyalRed ÊÊÊÊÊ Royal Red

RedElfÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ RedElfÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ EarlyJoy Red ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ EarlyJoy Red

EarlyJoy RedÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ EarlyJoy Red

Worth watching ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ EternityRed Eternity Red Eternity Red Christmas Dream

ChristmasDream ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Christmas Dream ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Ecke1-99

GalaRed ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Gala Red ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ EternityRed

Ecke1-99 ÊÊÊÊÊÊ Ecke 1-99 ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PremiumRed

PremiumRed

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Midseason Dark-Leaf RedÊÊÊÊ

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivarsÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivars ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivarsÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivars

Prestige ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ RedVelvetÊ ÊÊ Prestige ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PrestigeÊ

OkayÊ BrightRed Freedom Cortez Fire ÊÊÊÊ BrightRed Sails ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ BrightRed Sails

CortezRed ÊÊÊ Cortez Red ÊÊÊ CortezFireÊ ÊÊ Cortez Fire

CortezFireÊ ÊÊ Max RedÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ CortezRed ÊÊÊ Cortez Red

MalibuRed ÊÊÊ Prestige MalibuRed ÊÊÊ Red Velvet

RedVelvet ÊÊÊÊ Sonora Dark Red ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ RedVelvet

SonoraFire ÊÊÊ Sonora Red

SonoraRed

Worth watching ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ RedAngel ÊÊÊÊÊ Red Angel

ChristmasSeasonÊÊ ÊÊÊ Christmas Season

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Midseason Green-Leaf RedÊÊÊÊ

GOOD BET None NutcrackerRed ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ None NutcrackerRed ç

Category/

Preference ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ South North

Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ Peterstar Red NoneÊÊÊ Peterstar Red

ChristmasCookieÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊ PetoyRed

OkayÊ CandleLightÊ RedSatin ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Nutcracker Red ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ RedSatin

ChristmasCookieÊ ÊÊÊÊ Candle Light PeterstarRed Christmas Bells

NutcrackerRed

PeterstarRed

Worth watching ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ None

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Late Season RedÊÊÊÊ

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivars ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivars ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivarsÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Delayedearly cultivars

SuccessRedÊ Success RedÊ Success Red Success Red

Okay Victory RedÊ VictoryRedÊ Victory RedÊ Victory Red

Worth watching ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ RedDiamond ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ RedDiamondÊ NoneÊÊÊ None

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RoseÊÊÊÊ

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomRose ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomRose ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomRose FreedomRose

Okay Cortez Hot Pink ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ CortezHot Pink ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ CortezHot Pink ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ CortezHot Pink

SonoraHot PinkÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraHot PinkÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraHot PinkÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraHot Pink

Worth watchingÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ Festival Rose Festival Rose

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WhiteÊÊÊÊ

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomWhite ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeterstarWhiteÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SnowcapÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Snowcap

Snowcap WhiteChristmas ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ WhiteChristmas

WhitestarÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊ WhitestarÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊ Whitestar

WhiteChristmas

Okay Sonora White NutcrackerWhiteÊ ÊÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ Nutcracker White

PeprideWhite ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeprideWhite ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeterstarWhite

PeterstarWhite ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraWhiteÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SantaClaus White

Whitestar SantaClaus White

WhiteChristmas

Worth watching ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ MalibuWhite

EleganceWhiteÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ None Ê None

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PinkÊÊÊÊ

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomPinkÊ MarenÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ MarenÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Maren

PepridePinkÊ Nutcracker Pink ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ NutcrackerPink ç

Category/

Preference ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ South North

Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers

Good betÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SuccessLight PinkÊ ÊÊÊ NutcrackerSalmonstar

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeterstarPink

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SuccessLight Pink

Okay Maren ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Flirt ÊÊÊ SonoraPinkÊ Pepride Pink

NutcrackerPink ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PepridePink Pepride Pink Santa Claus Pink

SonoraPinkÊ Peterstar PinkÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ EarlyJoy Pink ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ EarlyJoy Pink

EarlyJoy Pink SantaClaus Pink

EarlyJoy Pink

Worth watching ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomBright Pink Freedom Bright PinkÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ WinterfestPink ÊÊ Winterfest Pink

MalibuPink

ElegancePinkÊÊÊ

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MarbleÊÊÊÊ

Good bet ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ MarblestarÊ ÊÊÊ Marblestar ÊÊÊÊÊ Marblestar

SantaClaus Marble ÊÊ Santa Claus Marble ÊÊÊ Santa Claus Marble

Okay Freedom MarbleÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeprideMarble ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ CortezMarble ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ CortezMarble

MarblestarÊ ÊÊÊ PeterstarMarble ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeterstarMarble

PeprideMarble ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Puebla

SonoraMarble

CortezMarble

SantaClaus Marble

Worth watching ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ NoneÊÊÊ None

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Jingle BellsÊÊÊÊ

Good betÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ JingleBells 4.0Ê ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraJingleÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ FreedomJingle Bells FreedomJingle Bells

ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraJingle Sonora Jingle

Okay Ê ÊFreedom Jingle BellsÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ PeterstarJingle BellsÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ JingleBells 4.0 JingleBells 4.0

SonoraJingle Jingle Bells 4.0

CortezJingle

Worth watchingÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraWhite GlitterÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraWhite GlitterÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ SonoraWhite GlitterÊ SonoraWhite Glitter

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NoveltyÊÊÊ

Good betÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ AmazonePeppermintÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ AmazonePeppermintÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ AmazonePeppermint ÊÊÊ Cranberry Punch

Champagne ÊÊ CranberryPunch ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Champagne ÊÊ MonetTwilight

CranberryPunchÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊ MonetTwilightÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ CranberryPunch ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Plum Pudding

WinterRose Pink ÊÊÊÊÊÊ Plum Pudding WinterRose Jingle Bells ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ WinterRose Jingle Bells

Category/

Preference ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ South North

Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Largegrowers ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ Specialtygrowers

Good betÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ WinterRose Jingle BellsÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊ SuccessCoralÊ ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ WinterRose PinkÊ WinterRose Pink

WinterRose Jingle Bells

Okay Monet Twilight Noblestar MonetTwilight ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ ChristmasCandy

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