The University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Club will host its 16th Annual Poinsettia Show and Sale on December 8th and 9th in the greenhouses at UF’s Fifield Hall. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.
Club secretary Gina DeFalco says, “Poinsettias make great decorations for your office, holiday party, or event, not to mention great gifts!”
She also points out that if you can’t wait for the sale or would like to beat the crowds, the club has a pre-sale option.
Over 40 varieties will be offered for sale, including traditional reds and novelties such as Visions of Grandeur, Orange Spice, Winter Rose, and Ice Punch. The most popular sized 6 ½” pots include colorful decorative pot covers. Larger showpieces in 8” and 10” pots will also be available in centerpiece bowls.
For more details on the sale and how to pre-order, see their website: www.gatorpoinsettia.com
National Poinsettia Cultivar Trials
Dr. Jim Barrett and his research team will be holding their annual show at the same time as the sale. This display includes more than 6,000 plants and is the largest show in North America. There will be 150 varieties on display this year. Many of these are the newest and most novel poinsettias. They will be conducting a consumer survey to determine preferences of the public.