Summary:Christmas Party is distinctive with a very soft pink bract appearance. The bracts are held up and slightly turned on edge, which contributes to the soft appearance. The medium sized bracts have a smooth surface and color is uniform for different aged bracts. Centers were open with only four to six medium sized cyathia in Ontario and Florida but were tighter with more cyathia in North Carolina. The weakness in this cultivar is that the branching and stem strength is less uniform than desired. Christmas Party has low to medium vigor and probably will be most useful in 4.5-inch pots or 6-6.5 inch pots with rings. Finish time varied from mid to late November.
|Trial Year||Bract Color||Cultivar
|2018||Oct. 22, 2018||not reported||14.5||11.5|
|2017||Oct. 18, 2017||Nov. 15, 2017||16.0||12.0|
|2016||Oct. 17, 2016||Nov. 18, 2016||15.0||10.5|
|2015||Oct. 16, 2015||Nov. 18, 2015||18.0||11.5|
|2014||Oct. 14, 2014||Nov. 16, 2014||18.5||12.0|