Christmas Aurora

Breeder:
Selecta/Ball
Summary:
Christmas Aurora has medium sized dark leaves and medium to large, dark red, heart shaped bracts. Bract surface is slightly rippled. The centers are small, and bracts are held up above the canopy forming an appearance where bracts are almost cupped around the cyathia. Stem strength is good. The centers generally had few cyathia, but did vary in size and number of cyathia. Plant vigor was low, and the plant will do best in smaller containers. Plants flowered mid to late season.
Color Vigor Timing
Red Low Late Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 8, 2017 Nov. 28, 2017 17.0 11.5
2014 Oct. 9, 2014 Nov. 24, 2014 19.5 12.5

Christmas Aurora
North Carolina State University
2017

Christmas Aurora
North Carolina State University
2014

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 2, 2017 not reported 20.0 19.0
2016 Oct. 30, 2016 not reported 13.0 11.5

Christmas Aurora
University of Florida
2017

Christmas Aurora
University of Florida
2016