Meadow View received seventy-three new varieties test poinsettias from Kruger Maddux in order to grow them for presentation and evaluation by the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association (CFGA). CFGA members evaluated and voted on the plant varieties to help determine which new varieties of poinsettias would be offered for sale in the following years.
These seventy-three new varieties contain a wider than normally seen color range including green, orange, variegation, and yellow along with the traditional red, white and pink colored poinsettias. Besides color variations, there are also various “flowers”, called bracts, shapes and sizes that cannot be seen or purchased anywhere else in the area.
The remaining poinsettias from the trial batches will be sold starting at MVG’s Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am – 5 pm. Only a very small portion of the seventy-three varieties available from these trial batches will be available in future years from any growers in the region.