Breeders represented by Stars for Europe regularly release new poinsettia varieties – here’s a snapshot of the most innovative introductions that will be making their way to stores around the UK.
Breeder Selecta One has a uniquely different new poinsettia – the ‘Christmas Mouse’. Its rounded red bracts are more reminiscent of a mouse’s ears than a poinsettia’s traditional pointed leaves, making it a fantastic novelty that’s guaranteed to bring smiles to faces and add an extra touch of Christmas magic for children. The breeder has also unveiled ‘SkyStar’, a variety featuring white dots that are reminiscent of sparks of light, infused across its red-topped leaves.
Newcomers from breeding house Dümmen Orange include the new Euphorbia Hybrid series ‘JÁdore’, which is available in white, pink, dark pink and soft pink. It has a striking, unique bract shape and colour while plants display a strong V-shaped structure and round growth. Look out for their other novel poinsettia called ‘Freya’ which displays dark leaves and an excellent habit. ‘Freya’ belongs to a group of poinsettias called NanoBract, meaning that all bracts are at the same height. Plants display rich red tones, even in artificial light.
Breeder Beekenkamp’s new poinsettias for 2020 include ‘Robyn Red’ and ‘Blissful Red’, both of which have a beautifully branched habit. ‘Robyn Red’ displays darker foliage that contrasts with its smooth red bracts whilst ‘Blissful Red’ features medium-sized bracts and slightly smaller foliage. The breeders at Syngenta Flowers have also come up trumps with new Poinsettia ‘Mirage Red’ – a winner for dark green foliage topped by traditional Christmassy red bracts.
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