Christmas Beauty Queen

Breeder:
Selecta/Ball
Summary:
Christmas Beauty Queen has the flecked bract appearance similar to Early Monet and Premium Picasso. This is a popular novelty style with consumers, so this cultivar will be a great novelty addition to the Christmas Beauty series. The plants have a very similar growth habit and vigor as Christmas Beauty Red. Plants flowered mid to late season, about a week later than Christmas Beauty Red in North Carolina and about two weeks later in Ontario. Similar to Christmas Beauty Red, this cultivar may do better in warmer climates where it can be used from 4-inch up to 8-inch containers with adequate vegetative growth time in the schedule.
Color Vigor Timing
Peppermint Medium Late Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 17, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017 16.5 9.5
2014 Oct. 21, 2014 Nov. 26, 2014 17.5 11.5

Christmas Beauty Queen
North Carolina State University
2017

Christmas Beauty Queen
North Carolina State University
2014

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 8, 2017 not reported 15.5 17.5
2016 Nov. 3, 2016 Dec. 3, 2016 12.5 12.0

Christmas Beauty Queen
University of Florida
2017

Christmas Beauty Queen
University of Florida
2016