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Christmas Poinsettias II / Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbia pulcherrima¬†POLLY’S PINK (Paul Ecke Ranch) – The pointed or sharply tapered bracts of this cultivar are a bright fuchsia pink. These are nicely contrasted by deep green foliage and intermediate bracts that are often a greenish-pink tint. Poinsettias are … Continue reading

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Christmas Poinsettias / Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbia pulcherrima¬†SPARKLING PUNCH (Paul Ecke Ranch) – A pink version of ‘Ice Punch’ with soft pink bracts accented with central white streaking, with the variegation becoming more intense with age. It has medium to high vigor and was voted best … Continue reading

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English Primroses / Primula acaulis

Primula acaulis ‘Danova Red’ (syn. Primula vulgaris) – This member of the Danova Series features large (1.5-2″ wide) dark red blooms with a sharply contrasting bright yellow eye. Primula acaulis are common winter bedding plants (usually available from Dec-March), although … Continue reading

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Flowering Houseplants

Erica ventricosa – This species has many common names including Wax Heather, Porcelain Heath and Italian Heather – although it is a native of South Africa. It bears dense clusters of tubular pink flowers (from June to August) with a … Continue reading

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Christmas Cactus / Schlumbergera

Schlumbergera ‘Red’ (syn. Zygocactus) – Christmas Cactus are usually sold in garden centres by colour rather than cultivar, and there are actually two species (or hybrids) involved – Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata / yellow pollen) and Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x … Continue reading

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A Poinsettia Sampler

Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘Ruby Frost’ (Syngenta) – A newer poinsettia introduction with uniquely toothed bracts (or flower petals) of white with contrasting ruby red veins, margins and highlights – giving an overall pink appearance. When choosing a poinsettia, pick one that … Continue reading

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Amaryllis / Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum ‘Pink Diamond’ – An elegant cultivar of Amaryllis with large rose-pink flowers, contrasted with white central accents. Plant the bulb (purchase the largest grade or size) 6 to 8 weeks before you want it to bloom, using a small … Continue reading

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