Poinsettia Trial & Variety Day

“Testing the Best in the Midwest”

Poinsettia Variety Day: Thursday December 5, 2024 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Proving Poinsettia Performance

The Plantpeddler Poinsettia Trial is proven as one of the premier trials in the country, and the northern most trial in the United States. It reflects commercial production under variable Fall conditions of the Upper Midwest. This trial is grown with minimal enhancement of growth regulators, to show natural vigor and habit of varieties. See our side-by-side comparisons of over 160 commercial and pre-release varieties, produced under true production protocols and environmental conditions.

“It’s so nice to have a grower like Plantpeddler who commits themselves to grow this beautiful trial, and to grow it fairly and give us a real representation of how these plants perform in this environment.” —Karl Trellinger, Syngenta Flowers

Poinsettia Variety Day: Genetic Advancement Proving Grounds

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The industry is invited to Cresco, Iowa, on the Thursday following Thanksgiving for Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day. This is your opportunity to see comparative performance of genetics from benchmark varieties to the newest releases, in a full spectrum of colors from red to beyond, be informed by leading Poinsettia experts, with a goal to improve your production and market share. Poinsettias from all major breeders will be represented in the trial, including: Beekenkamp, Dummen Orange, Lazzeri, Rinehart Poinsettias, Selecta One, Suntory, and Express Seed Company. Breeder representatives will be present to support their genetics and growers.

All Horticulture professionals in production, distribution, wholesale, and retail are invited. Sponsorship opportunities for allied trades. There is no charge for this event and lunch is included, please RSVP below if you will be attending.

Poinsettia Variety Top 10 2019-2023

Fun chart to study and look at to see the trends in Poinsettias.

Click here for the PDF.


Poinsettia Trial Results & Recaps

2023 Poinsettia Variety Day Video Release

December 11, 2023

Here is a recap of Poinsettia Variety Day. Lots of great information …

Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day 2023 Results

December 4, 2023

As breeders and attendees descended upon Cresco, Iowa, for Poinsettia Variety Day, …

Poinsettia Variety Day 2022

December 5, 2022

The Variety Day for Plantpeddler’s annual Poinsettia Trial was well attended by …

Poinsettia Variety Day 2021

December 6, 2021

Take a look at the top voted Poinsettias.

Poinsettia Variety Day 2020

December 7, 2020

Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 3

Poinsettia Variety Day 2019

December 9, 2019

Top 10 Red and Top 10 White and Assorted Colors