Christmas Lights

Breeder:
Selecta/Ball
Summary:
This cultivar has distinctive large bright pink bracts that are a better color than most pink cultivars and is a more true pink compared to Christmas Beauty Pink. Plants have medium to high vigor with strong stems and an upright shape. In Florida, the plants looked very good, but finish timing was late and there was noticeable reduction in bract size from PGRs. Flowering was late in North Carolina and late November in Ontario. Christmas Lights has a plant habit that could be used in all pot sizes and the distinctive color would justify it being used as a stand-alone pink. For use in early markets, backcloth would be needed.
Color Vigor Timing
Pink High Late Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 18, 2017 Nov. 30, 2017 17.5 10.5
2015 Oct. 15, 2015 Nov. 29, 2015 19.5 13.5

Christmas Lights
North Carolina State University
2017

Christmas Lights
North Carolina State University
2015

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 2, 2017 not reported 17.0 19.0
2016 Nov. 2, 2016 not reported 13.5 13.0

Christmas Lights
University of Florida
2017

Christmas Lights
University of Florida
2016