Christmas Tradition

Breeder:
Selecta/Ball
Summary:
Christmas Tradition is a good name for this cultivar. It is a large, nice looking plant suited well for later markets with a finish time of about Dec. 1-10. Because of the naturally late finish, this cultivar may not be suited for cool finishing temperatures. Bracts are medium sized and bright red with colorful cyathia. The growth habit of this cultivar varied among the three trial locations. The plants are very vigorous and may require a considerable amount of PGRs. With use of support rings, this variety can be used in 6.5 to 10-inch pots.
Color Vigor Timing
Red High Late Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 19, 2017 Nov. 22, 2017 16.5 11.5
2014 Oct. 17, 2014 Nov. 27, 2014 17.5 12.0

Christmas Tradition
North Carolina State University
2017

Christmas Tradition
North Carolina State University
2014

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 5, 2017 Nov. 28, 2017 20.0 22.5

Christmas Tradition
University of Florida
2017