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Poinsettia
Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Early Red'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: pulcherrima (pul-KAIR-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Red
Additional cultivar information:(PP15883; Winter Rose™ Early Red Eckespoint® PER 1072)
Hybridized by Kobayashi
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Frostproof, Florida

Homosassa, Florida

Lady Lake, Florida

Miami, Florida

North Port, Florida

Brownsville, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 5, 2003, cherokee_bo from Homosassa, FL wrote:

I find that over watering this plant will set it back. Wet soil moderatly and wait till soil had dried before watering again. I also found that plant should be cut back to 12 to 15 inches about Labor day and plant comes back with bright new leaves. My plant is still in the pot and sitting on the porch.