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Early Elegance™ Series

Early Elegance is an excellent choice for early-season poinsettia sales, targeting opportunities for mid-November through Thanksgiving. Works well in all North American markets. Medium-low vigor is ideal for 4-in. up to 8-in. (10 to 20 cm) containers. The series includes a stunning vivid marble and one of the truest pink colors available.
This variety is one of the truest pink colors available.

Plant Vigor: Low-Medium
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Early Season
  • Foliage:dark green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 10
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):7
  • Vigor:medium-low
  • Habit:normal
  • Average Bract Size:large, pointed
  • Post Harvest: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"x13"
  • 2.5" Mini
  • 4 - 5"
  • 6"
  • 8"
  • 10"
  • Tree/Pyramid
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“Early Elegance fills the need for early sales, high yield and ease of growing, along with excellent colors, especially Marble which is the most vivid on the market.” 



  • Roots rapidly; plant from a liner at 22-24 days.
  • Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting.
  • Start feed program at day 7.
  • May not require PGR application in propagation.
  • Plant into the finished container when well-rooted.
  • Feed aggressively; failure to feed early enough will result in yellowing and hardening.

early finished growth

  • Pinch early: at day 14-16 from a liner; at day 24-26 for direct stick.
  • Low-vigor varieties require less PGR for growth control.
  • Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Cycocel spray at 500-750 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 500-750 ppm.
  • Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 750-1000 ppm; use B-Nine/Cycocel tank mixes with caution in the South and not at all in the North.
  • Low-rate Micro Bonzi drenches can be applied after October 1, but use caution with rates and volume, as these are sensitive to PGR.

late growing stages

  • Requires continuous feed until finish.
  • Reduce feed levels if media EC increases too rapidly.
  • High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium.
  • Reducing temperatures at finish can help with color retention and shelf life.
  • 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.

  • Early Elegance™ Pink
  • Early Elegance™ Pink Container
Early Elegance™ Pink
(Flowering Only License)