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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

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:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cherokee_bo 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.


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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