Preparing For Poinsettia Open Houses

Interested in new poinsettia varieties or information on how certain varieties are performing? Look no further than the upcoming poinsettia trials that kick off in a few weeks.

The Ecke Poinsettia Trial Open House is among the first poinsettia trials of the year, beginning November 30. Growers are invited to attend the trials in Encinitas, Calif., but they’re asked to make appointments by phone at 760-944-4087 or e-mail at eralston@eckeranch.com. The Ecke poinsettia trials run through December 4, and they’re open 8 a.m. through 4 p.m.

If you’re located near Brenham, Texas, you’ll want to stop by Ellison’s Greenhouses at 2107 East Stone Street for its poinsettia celebration. Ellison’s is hosting its poinsettia celebration the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about the event here.

Two weeks later, the National Poinsettia Trials kick off at the University of Florida, North Carolina State University and Purdue University. The universities collaborated with one commercial site to showcase poinsettias at four locations this year. Learn more.

Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse in King, N.C., is also hosting a poinsettia open house December 6 this year. Guests are invited to the open house from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. More than 9,000 poinsettias are being grown at Mitchell’s, which produces more than 70 varieties. Learn more about the event at MitchellsNurseryAndGreenhouse.com.

For more information on upcoming industry events like the various poinsettia trials, check out our Events Calendar. If your trial is not posted, e-mail kmyanik@meistermedia.com with the dates and event information the grower community should know about. We’ll be sure to add your event to our calendar.

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