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Poinsettias

Poinsettias

HOLIDAY COLOR FOR THE HOME & GARDEN

The poinsettia is a beautiful plant associated with the winter holidays. Poinsettias are often given as gifts in pots in late November and throughout December. These plants create colorful holiday decorations for any home. After the holidays are over, they can be used as landscape plants.

The distinctive, colorful part of the poinsettia is not its flower but its petal-like leaves, which are called bracts. Different poinsettia cultivars come in many different colors and shapes. Bract color varies from red to pink, white, marble, orange, and even purple. Bracts can also range widely in size and shape.

For more on the care and maintenance of poinsettias, check out “Poinsettias at a Glance” or “Poinsettias” on the Gardening Solutions website.

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