Nothing says Christmas quite like Poinsettias… and nursery elves spreading Holiday cheer! With thousands of Poinsettia plants in bloom at the nursery, the nursery staff can’t help but get into the spirit of the Holiday season. The brilliant red poinsettias are the most popular by far, but there are so many more colors and hybrids in bloom. We have them in shades of salmon, pink, white and creamy yellow. There are even varieties of Poinsettias that are marbled and striped! Arrangements of Poinsettias are especially beautiful when the varieties are mixed and matched.
Ever wonder where the Poinsettia got its name? Poinsettias are native to Mexico and were brought to the USA by the Ambassador Joel Roberts Poinsett who had greenhouses in South Carolina. Poinsett brought some plants home to grow for himself, and began sharing them with friends and botanical gardens. Hence the “Poinsettia” plant was named after a person, Mr. Poinsett.
Poinsettias are also known as the “Lobster Flower” or “Mexican Flame Leaf”. The Poinsettia’s leaves are sometimes mistaken as being flower petals, but the flowers are actually the little buds in the center of the poinsettia. The Poinsettia plant blooms in the winter months, especially in December, making it the ideal holiday flower!
You can order plug plants now for the upcoming spring season. Plug plants can take up to 12-14 weeks to grow, so order early! www.BountifulPlants.com