Taking Poinsettias to New Heights
Longwood Gardens is known for growing ordinary plants in extraordinary ways. Take poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) for example. While most people are familiar with commercial poinsettias that measure between one- and two-feet-tall, our tree-form poinsettias can reach heights of seven feet with heads measuring five feet in diameter.
For added spectacle in the Main Conservatory, Euphorbia pulcherrima‘Annette Hegg Red’ are grown in six- to eight-foot-wide hanging baskets. The frames for these baskets are specially crafted by our metal shop and come in two halves so that they can be tilted to allow the plants to get adequate light.
Euphorbia pulcherrima 'H-327' Nutcracker Red™
Poinsettia, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hanabi' (Shooting Star®), bigleaf hydrangea, and Ilex verticillata 'Maryland Beauty', winterberry holly, create a grand sweep of color in the Main Conservatory.
Euphorbia pulcherrima ′PER1180′ Orange Spice™
Euphorbia pulcherrima 'PER1180' Orange Spice™ Poinsettia
Poinsettia, and Cibotium schiedei, Mexican tree fern; this hot red-orange poinsettia stands out in the Fern Passage.
Euphorbia pulcherrima ′Beckmanns Altrosa′ Maren
Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘Beckmanns Altrosa’, poinsettia, flow in the Orangery
Euphorbia pulcherrima ′21-85′ V-17 Angelika White™
Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘21-85’ (V-17 Angelika™ White); numerous, creamy , white poinsettias are located in the Peirce-du Pont House Conservatory.