Noel

Breeder:
Selecta/Ball
Summary:
The bright red bracts were held in tight clusters and the young bracts were dark red. Plants have noticeably large cyathia. The plants were medium to low vigor at NCSU, but higher vigor elsewhere. Plants had good branching and strong stems. Plant habit was not as upright as Christmas Day. Flowering was early to mid-season. Plants will work well for small to medium size pots, but have stem strength and vigor for larger pots with adequate weeks of growth, especially in cooler climates.
Color Vigor Timing
Red Medium Early Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 11, 2017 Nov. 16, 2017 16.5 11.5
2012 Oct. 13, 2012 Nov. 29, 2012 15.0 10.5
2011 Oct. 14, 2011 Nov. 18, 2011 15.0 12.0
2010 Oct. 17, 2010 Nov. 21, 2010 16.5 13.0

Noel
North Carolina State University
2017

Noel
North Carolina State University
2012

Noel
North Carolina State University
2011

Noel
North Carolina State University
2010

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 2, 2017 Nov. 27, 2017 19.0 18.0
2016 Oct. 27, 2016 Nov. 23, 2016 13.0 15.0

Noel
University of Florida
2017

Noel
University of Florida
2016