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Poinsettia: Flower of the Christmas Season

Polar Bear Poinsettia

poinsettia Christmas flower

(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher)

Polar Bear (shown above) is the whitest poinsettia available with dark green leaves. It is an early season variety of poinsettia. For every Polar Bear Poinsettia sold, the Ecke Ranch makes a donation to Polar Bear International, an organization dedicated to the conservation of Polar Bear habitat.

Solstice Poinsettia

poinsettia Christmas flower

(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher)

Solstice (shown above) is a late blooming poinsettia that shows its magnificent colors when the days of the year reach their shortest hours of daylight. This reddish-pink poinsettia has deep dark green foliage and is known for its longevity, making this poinsettia ideal for long periods of indoor use.

Wild Eruption of the Holiday Season

poinsettia Christmas flower

(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher)

So as the countries of the world once again prepare to celebrate another holiday season, chances are the most common decoration found in their homes, in their offices, in their churches and in their public squares will be that wild euphorbia of the deciduous tropical forest of Central Mexico and Guatemala the amazing and beautiful poinsettia. Not bad for a plant that once was considered only a troublesome weed. [Related: Hold Your Nose: 7 Foul Flowers]