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POINSETTIA

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 makes this an excellent choice for 4-in. up to 8-in. containers. The series includes a stunning vivid marble and one of the truest pink colors available.

Plant Vigor: Low-Medium
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  7
  • 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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GARY’S
NOTES
“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.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

 • 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

New variety
  • Early Elegance™ White
Early Elegance™ White
'NPCW22405'
(Flowering Only License)