Christmas Party

Breeder:
Selecta/Ball
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.
Color Vigor Timing
Pink Medium Mid Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
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

Christmas Party
North Carolina State University
2017

Christmas Party
North Carolina State University
2016

Christmas Party
North Carolina State University
2015

Christmas Party
North Carolina State University
2014

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 5, 2017 Nov. 25, 2017 18.5 20.0
2016 Nov. 6, 2016 Nov. 28, 2016 12.5 13.0

Christmas Party
University of Florida
2017

Christmas Party
University of Florida
2016