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Poinsettia Sale in Gainesville

Submitted by on December 4, 2013 – 8:01 amNo Comment

florida_gainesville_poinsettiaMore than 30 varieties of poinsettias will be on sale December 5 and 6, 2023, at Fifield Hall, University of Florida, Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida.

It’s the 18th year for the fundraiser held by the Environmental Horticulture Club. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Poinsettias on sale will traditional reds and novelties such as Shimmer Surprise, Orange Spice, Winter Rose and Ice Punch. The 6-½-inch pots are the most popular and include colorful decorative pot covers. Larger showpieces in 8-inch and 10-inch pots will also be available. along with centerpiece bowls.

Dr. Jim Barrett and his research team will be holding their annual show at the same time as the sale. This display — said to be the largest in North America — includes more than 6,000 plants in 150 varieties (including the newest and most novel poinsettias).

Professional horticulturalists are invited to the 2013 Poinsettia Trial Field Day, set for 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m. December 10, 2013, in the Environmental Horticulture Greenhouse Complex of the University of Florida in Gainesville.

The trials are sponsored by poinsettia breeder companies and this year there are 130 varieties from Beekenkamp, Dummen, Ecke, Selecta/Ball, and Syngenta. Emphasis is on the newer and more important varieties, with many being shown for the first time.

On the industry day, Dr. Barrett will lead a discussion on the varieties at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. No registration is required. Note: there are no plants for sale at the December 10 event.

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