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Christmas Chorus

This premium variety features an upright, vigorous growing habit with saturated red color. Its post-harvest performance and superior color retention make it a must-have poinsettia for growers, retailers and consumers.

Plant Vigor: Medium
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Early Season
  • Foliage:Dark Green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 16-20
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):7.5
  • Vigor:medium
  • Habit:normal
  • Average Bract Size:large, pointed
  • Post Harvest:very good
  • Energy Efficient:
  • Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

  • Cool Finish (24 hrs avg.):63 F/17 C
  • Indicates minimum temperature starting two weeks after the beginning of short days. Please note that a crop grown cooler requires more time to finish (4 to 7 days), and will have smaller bracts and darker color (for example, white may turn cream-yellow). Toward the end of the crop (two weeks prior to shipping), slowly lower the temperature for green-leafed varieties to 65°F (18°C) day/night and dark green-leafed varieties to 63°F (17°C) day/night.

  • Space Efficient:
  • Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

  • Recommended spacing for 6":13 x 13
  • 2.5" Mini
  • 4 - 5"
  • 6"
  • 8"
  • 10"
  • Tree/Pyramid
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“Feed aggressively, beginning around day 7, to avoid yellowing. Pinching fairly early, between days 14 and 16, can deter uneven branching.”



  • Roots rapidly; plant from a liner at 22-24 days.
  • Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting.
  • Start feed program at day 7.
  • Medium-vigor variety; may require low levels of PGR application in propagation. Spray 500 ppm Chlormequat at day 18-20. 
  • Plant into the finished container when well rooted.
  • Feed aggressively; failure to feed early enough will result in yellowing and hardening.

early finished growth

  • Strong-branched varieties. Pinch early to avoid uneven branching: at day 14-16 from a liner; at day 24-26 for direct stick.
  • Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Chlormequat spray at 250-500 ppm to even out branches.
  • Prevention strategies for Pythium and Rhizoctonia are recommended shortly after planting into finished containers.

growing on

  • Grows steadily once the branches develop, and exhibits moderate growth through mid-October, then slows somewhat as it approaches finish.
  • Northern Climate: Apply Chlormequat spray at 750-1,000 ppm.
  • Southern Climate: Higher rates of Chlormequat – up to 1,200 ppm as a spray – can be used. Later applications of Chlormequat spray at 500-750 ppm should end by October 10.  
  • Micro Paclobutrazol drenches can be used beginning in early October.

late growing stages

  • Very strong root system requires continuous feed until finished.
  • Reduce feed levels if media EC increases too rapidly, as this indicates the plants' need for nutrition is waning.
  • High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium.
  • Can be held cool. Pay attention to the humidity and avoid dew point to prevent Botrytis.
  • Cool down temperatures to avoid color fade in the red.
  • If holding in the greenhouse past initial ripening, apply a Paclobutrazol spray of 5-10 ppm precisely at first pollen to help retain cyathia and reduce fade. Perform this application only at full color; no more bract expansion will occur thereafter.

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