Spring Flowering Poinsettias
THE POINSETTIA varieties Mikkelpink and Mikkeldawn, bract color sports of Paul Mikkelsen with exceptional keeping quality, have brought a grower interest to produce spring-flowering poinsettias. An experiment was conducted to determine the general cultural requirements and consumer acceptance of spring-flowered poinsettias. A total of 144 6-inch clay pots, each containing three 2lA" plants of the Mikkelpink or Mikkeldawn variety obtained from the orginator, were panned on Feb. 22. Four replications were used and the three nutrient rates were 2, 3, or 4 lbs. of 20-20-20 soluble fertilizer per 100 gal. applied weekly. Daily watering was done through an automatic system. Observations were made on pinched and non-pinched plants of the two varieties.
Source: • Illinois State Florists' Association #320
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