Summary:This novelty has richly colored peppermint style bracts similar to Marco Polo. Christmas Ribbons exhibited average vigor with medium-sized dark green leaves with wavy margins. Plants are free branching with strong, broadly spreading laterals, which creates a very rounded habit. Flowering earlier than Marco Polo, by approximately one week, the medium-sized bracts are a lighter pink than Marco Polo with the sunny yellow undertones clearly visible in the veins. Under Ontario conditions, the cyathia development was weak to non-existent. Under the higher light conditions of North Carolina, cyathia were few, but they did develop completely to anthesis. In Ontario, Christmas Ribbons finished Nov. 26 and Nov. 28 at 62° and 66°, respectively. It finished Nov. 20 in North Carolina.
|Trial Year||Bract Color||Cultivar
|2014||Oct. 11, 2014||Nov. 14, 2014||18.0||12.0|
|2013||Oct. 10, 2013||Nov. 20, 2013||15.5||10.0|