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The quest for the white poinsettia

Each November, the week before Thanksgiving, Millstadt Young Plants in Millstadt, Illinois (near St. Louis), hosts the most extensive poinsettia comparison trial and open house. Parent company, N.G. Heimos Greenhouses, is one of the leading finished plant suppliers for supermarkets and major retailers, including Walmart. The open house is an opportunity to see the latest in festive plant packaging. Plus, Andrew Lee from the Fred C. Gloeckner Co. demonstrates how to add bling to poinsettias with a variety of paints and glitters.

Most of the buzz this year revolved around a few of the white varieties being introduced. This was a great place to see the full range of colors side by side. Typical white varieties have a yellowish cast, but they are brightening to an ivory. In this update from the road, Suntory highlights some of their favorite varieties.

Princettia Pure White
Ho, ho, ho! 'Princettia Pure White' is as white as snow! The plants make an especially nice festive contrast with dark red poinsettias. Many growers planted combos of Princettia Red with Pure White. Learn more.

Think Pink
Looking for some really vibrant pinks? Princettia offers 4 great selections! Three compact varieties mix nicely in color bowls -- Pink, Hot Pink and Dark Pink. Or choose Princettia Queen Pink for plants that size up more like a standard poinsettia. Learn more.

Princettia Queen Pink
Looking for plants that size up larger in the vibrant signature Princettia color? 'Princettia Queen Pink' is queen sized! It's the first color in a new series. The goal is for the series to have a queen sized red, white and pink. Learn more.

Perfect for a Princess
'Princettia Pink' is the lightest of the three compact pink varieties and unique in its cooler light pink tone. Most pinks on the market are warmer or more salmon. An excellent designer's choice. Learn more.

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