These are the holidays so lets post a poinsettia picture.  Euphorbia pulcherimma comes in so many different colors now.

Poinsettia mixed colors

Poinsettia mixed colors

We all know the color we see is not in the leaves, right  ?  They are the flower bracts.  The flowers are the little inconsequential yellow dots in the picture.

Try to match these names to the correct plant. ‘Burgundy’, ‘Pink Carousel’, ‘Snowcap’, ‘Pink Parfait’, ‘Pink Marblestar’, ‘Merlot’, Jingle Bells’, ‘Winter Rose’.

Answer in a later Comment.

Cheers to all !  Merry Christmas !

About Saxon Holt

Saxon Holt is the owner of PhotoBotanic, a garden picture resource for photographs, workshops, and garden photography stories. A landscape photographer and award winning photojournalist with more than 20 garden books, he lives and gardens in Northern California.

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3 Responses to Poinsettia

  1. Lisa at Greenbow December 24, 2008 at 6:04 am #

    Thank you for the poinsettas. There are some fancy varieties in this picture. I happen to not have one inthe house this year. The first time in many years. Merry Christmas to you too Saxon.

    Thanks for checking in . . . again. I bet one reason you had no poinsettia this year is simply they have become boring. Some purists decry the fancy ones, but they are certainly not boring.

    … and Happy Holidays to you, Lisa. – Saxon

  2. Saxon Holt December 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    Poinsettia varieties decoded:
    ‘Pink Marblestar’ (bottom), ‘Pink Carousel’ (bottom left), ‘Merlot’ (bottom rt), ‘Snowcap’ (center), ‘Jingle Bells’ (left mid), ‘Pink Parfait’ (right mid), ‘Winter Rose’ (top left), ‘Burgundy’ (top rt)
    – Saxon

  3. Bren December 29, 2008 at 12:15 am #

    These are fabulous images… I love the poinsettia photo. You have captured the Christmas spirit in your garden.
    Merry Christmas from my GARDEN in the Midwest.