Phil Johnston, a Canadian grower, had some success using Gloeckner’s Fantasy Colors to paint his poinsettias this season. He shared photos of some of his favorite 6-inch poinsettias with us.
The batch pictured was purchased from Rekker Gardens in Bowmanville, Canada. Johnston also purchases many poinsettias through Ontario Flowers.
“The only other person that seems to realize the potential of [painted poinsettias] is P.J. Ellison and her rainbow poinsettia tree,” Johnston says. “We are getting $10 to $12 wholesale for these, and I am selling them retail for $19.99. Not bad for a 6 inch!”
If you have photos of your favorite poinsettias and holiday crops from this season, be sure to send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be sure to share them in a future Benchrunner.