Carousel Dark Red
Summary:This is a very dark red version of Red Carousel, but more compact. As with the original the bracts are small with wavy edges. While plants flowered close to the same time as Red Carousel in late November, Dark Red plants were well colored much earlier. In contrast, Red Carousel tends not to color up until close to the end of the crop cycle. The leaves are dark green with a smooth margin. Branching was excellent and plants were very uniform. Whether it was the darker red color or the earlier coloring, we liked this cultivar more than the original Red Carousel. One of the sturdiest of all poinsettia cultivars, this one should be easy to sleeve and ship. Carousel Dark Red works well in pot sizes up to 6 inch, but would need more long days after the pinch for larger sizes. If you have never grown Carousel or have stopped growing it, you should try Dark Red.
|Novelty Red||Low||Early Season|
|Trial Year||Bract Color||Cultivar
|2015||Oct. 8, 2015||Nov. 29, 2015||16.5||8.5|
|2010||Oct. 8, 2010||Nov. 28, 2010||15.5||10.5|
|2009||Oct. 4, 2009||Nov. 27, 2009||13.0||9.0|
|2008||Oct. 8, 2008||Dec. 1, 2008||14.0||9.5|