Christmas Beauty North Pole

Breeder:
Selecta/Ball
Summary:
This is a potentially very useful white to go with the popular Christmas Beauty family. It is well matched in flowering time and vigor to Christmas Beauty Red, except in Ontario where it was more compact. North Pole has the strong stems and the uniform rounded appearance notable in Christmas Beauty Red. The Christmas Beauty family has low vigor, but has the stem strength to make very attractive plants up to an 8 inch pot size in warm climates. The bract color is a slightly lime white that is usually referred to as “polar” in other families, thus North Pole is a good name. The plants held up well as they matured in the greenhouse. In Ontario, North Pole finished Nov. 30 and Dec. 5 at 62° and 66°, respectively.
Color Vigor Timing
White Medium Early Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2016 Oct. 13, 2016 Nov. 16, 2016 15.0 9.5
2015 Oct. 13, 2015 Nov. 16, 2015 18.0 12.0
2014 Oct. 8, 2014 Nov. 12, 2014 18.5 12.0
2013 Oct. 9, 2013 Nov. 18, 2013 16.0 10.0

Christmas Beauty North Pole
North Carolina State University
2016

Christmas Beauty North Pole
North Carolina State University
2015

Christmas Beauty North Pole
North Carolina State University
2014

Christmas Beauty North Pole
North Carolina State University
2013

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 1, 2017 Nov. 30, 2017 16.0 20.0
2016 Nov. 1, 2016 Dec. 1, 2016 12.0 13.0

Christmas Beauty North Pole
University of Florida
2017

Christmas Beauty North Pole
University of Florida
2016