The industry is invited to Cresco, Iowa on December 2nd for the Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day. In trial are 160+ commercial and pre-release Poinsettia varieties, produced under production protocols and environmental conditions. Various Poinsettia breeders will be represented in the trial, including Beekenkamp, Dummen Orange, Lazzeri, Rinehart Poinsettias, Selecta One, Suntory, and Syngenta Flowers. Breeder representatives will be present to support their genetics and growers.
As a bonus at this year’s event, the Fantasy Colors Poinsettia Painting Guru, Dr. Andrew Lee of Ball Horticulture, will be doing demonstrations in a special segment called 'What’s your Fantasy? Paint Time Fun with Dr. Lee.'
Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day
Thursday, December 2, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
524 7th St SW, Cresco, IA
The Plantpeddler Poinsettia Trial reflects commercial production under the variable Fall conditions of the Upper Midwest. The flowers are grown with minimal enhancement with growth regulators to show natural vigor and habit of varieties.
“The Plantpeddler poinsettia comparison trial site reflects the low light growing conditions of many northern parts of the US very well. The trials are very well grown and executed, and this trial site is a critical addition to other key poinsettia trial sites in the US," said Karl Trellinger, Syngenta Flowers.