23 Pretty Poinsettias

Named for Joel Poinsett, the U.S. minister to Mexico who brought the plants home in 1825, the poinsettia is always decked in holiday colors.

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'Ice Punch'

The bright white center of the 'Ice Punch' pops against the deep fuchsia leaves.

'Marco Polo'

The 'Marco Polo' variety has a soft, frosted salmon color.

'Glace' Poinsettia

The elegant 'Glace' poinsettia features bright white bracts.

'Mars Pink'

Who says poinsettias can’t be pink? The 'Mars Pink' has a dark pink center and light pink leaves. 

'Valentine'

The 'Valentine' features rose-shaped bracts and dark green foliage.

'Christmas Season' Pink

This 'Christmas Season' poinsettia boasts large, impressive bracts on sturdy stems making them great for container planting.

'Sonora White Glitter'

The bracts of this pretty poinsettia are speckled with white and red and then set off by deep green leaves for a novel take on this favorite holiday plant.

'Princettia Pink'

This image of 'Princettia Pink' poinsettias was photographed at the annual University of Florida poinsettia sale.

'Prestige Red'

With bright red leaves and dark green foliage, the 'Prestige Red' is the classic holiday poinsettia.

'Marble Star'

Salmons and creams are hot for the holiday season. Mix 'Marble Star' in with traditional red poinsettias for a layered look.

'Ice Crystal'

The bi-color bracts of the 'Ice Crystal' variety add a weathered, slightly snowy look.

Super Mini 'Winter Rose Red'

Mix in a small variety for visual interest. The Super Mini 'Winter Rose Red' variety works well on the tabletop for dinner parties or wedding receptions.

'Cortez Electric Fire'

The leaves of the 'Cortez Electric Fire' variety have a rich scarlet-orange color that pulls fall and winter together.

'Cortez Early Red'

The 'Cortez Early Red' features smooth leaves and a dark red color.

'Early Orion Red'

One of the first poinsettias of the season, the 'Early Orion Red' helps you get that front porch ready right after Thanksgiving.

'Mira Red'

The 'Mira Red' has a bold, bright and warm look that works well in winter displays.

'Cortez Burgundy'

The 'Cortez Burgundy' has a rich ruby color. 

'Mars White'

A little cream goes a long way in your holiday displays with the 'Mars White'. 

'Advent Red' Poinsettia

The 'Advent Red' poinsettia has intense red blooms and dark green leaves and is featured during the holidays in the Biltmore Estate's Conservatory.

'Burgundy'

The 'Burgundy' like to be kept in bright, indirect light and features a rich wine color.

'Peppermint Twist'

The 'Peppermint Twist' has dark green leaves and pink-speckled bracts.

Poinsettia Arrangement

With their intense red bracts, poinsettias make for a gorgeous winter display alongside other greenery, as seen in the Biltmore Estate's Conservatory, where a tower of poinsettias is set off by a white metal bench. 

'Ice Punch'

These poinsettias feature variegated garnet and cream bracts and look especially pretty when presented in groups.

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