Why Winter Rose Poinsettias Are All I'll Buy Now - January 2023
In early December, I picked up a 6" Winter Rose Poinsettia for $9 at the orange big box store and brought it home for the season. We have - typically - bought a Christmas poinsettia, but when we came across the Winter Rose, I did a quick Web search to learn a little bit about this specific variety.
By now - late January - our typical Christmas Poinsettia is usually looking pretty ratty. Leaf-drop, leggy stems, etc. The Winter Rose promised a longer shelf life and that's turned out to be true for us - in a big way. See below for the Winter Rose Poinsettia that is sitting on our kitchen table today:
I'd call this plant being in 'full bloom' - but I know it isn't blooming. Those are leaves, not flower petals. But...still....look at it. It is thriving.
What's not to love about this pop of color well-past Christmas? January and February are hard, hard months for growing, so seeing this thing do so well has really affirmed - for me - that the choice in the future is simple.
What have I learned?
I'll *only* buy Winter Rose poinsettias from now on because they're FAR superior and longer-lasting. And, they cost the same as the traditional versions.