December 2, Baton Rouge

LSU AgCenter hosts poinsettia open house

The LSU AgCenter will host a poinsettia open house and sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 2 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, located at 4560 Essen Lane near Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge.

Visitors may purchase fresh poinsettias from a wide selection of varieties on display for $10-$12 per plant.

Visitors also will have the opportunity to take a survey and rate several poinsettia varieties and are invited to stop in the lobby of the Ione Burden Conference Center to take a peek at a poinsettia Christmas tree.

Hundreds of poinsettias will be on display and for sale at the annual poinsettia open house on Dec. 2. (Photo by Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter)

Those attending the open house will be asked to vote on their favorite new varieties. “This public preference survey will guide recommendations made to poinsettia growers across the state,” said Jeff Kuehny, resident director at the Botanic Gardens at Burden.

Proceeds from the sale go to fund research at the Botanic Gardens. For additional information, call 225-763-3990.

Source: LSU AgCenter

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