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Christmas Season™ Series

Very early-season, energy-efficient series for 6-in. (15-cm) pot programs and larger. Christmas Season has big, showy bracts and dark green foliage that captivate customers. This series is recommended for the Deep South, as it thrives under warm conditions. With a full color range, it is an excellent choice for mixes.

Plant Vigor: High
V-Shaped Habit: Wide
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Very Early Season
  • Foliage:dark green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 10-17
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):7
  • Vigor:high
  • Habit:wide
  • 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":14.5"x14.5"
  • 2.5" Mini
  • 4 - 5"
  • 6"
  • 8"
  • 10"
  • Tree/Pyramid
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“Earlier, more aggressive applications of Cycocel after pinch — when lateral branches are 1-1.5 in. in length — promote stem strength.”



  • Plant from liner at 22-24 days.
  • Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting.
  • Start feed program at day 7 to prevent yellowing.
  • May not require PGR application in propagation.
  • Plant into finished container when well rooted.

early finished growth

  • Pinch early: 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 Cycocel spray at 500 ppm.

growing on

  • Grows steadily once the branches develop, and exhibits consistent slow growth throughout the crop until color begins.
  • Northern Climate: Apply Cycocel spray at 500 ppm.
  • Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 750 ppm; B-Nine/Cycocel tank mixes should not be used.
  • Use caution, as plants are very responsive to PFR, especially Bonzi.

late growing stages

  • Requires continuous feed until finish.
  • Reduce feed levels if media EC increase too rapidly.
  • High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium.
  • A Bonzi application (1 ppm drench or 5 ppm spray) can be applied at the very end of the crop at first pollen shed to increase the shelf life and retain the cyathia.

  • Christmas Season™ Red
Christmas Season™ Red
(Flowering Only License)