Story # 117,
The ‘half-pint’ Poinsettias will be appearing soon at Longwood Garden’s Plant Shop for the third year. The original concept was to offer a Poinsettia slightly bigger than the miniatures from Holtkamp’s’ Greenhouse.
Customers seem to like the idea of a small plant for small spaces. We have many of the novelty colors, like ‘Marble’, ‘Monet’, ‘Winter Rose’, ‘Ice Punch’ and ‘Strawberries N Cream’.
Around Thanksgiving we can start selling ‘Tapestry’ ---- a variegated leaf with red flowers. I’m told that we will not need full color. You decide?
A new red – ‘Advent Red’ is being watched to see if it will be the first to reach full color before Thanksgiving.
Poinsettia 'Advent Red'