Stuttgart, 2020-12-18

Selecta’s Poinsettia highlights of 2021 – strong red and special varieties

With the 2021 seedling schedule and just in time for the new year, Selecta one is unveiling its new Poinsettia range. Selecta is presenting its entire 2020/2021 range online at a glance in the form of a freely accessible variety showcase at https://sortenschau.selecta-one.com.

Whether vivid orange-red, brilliant light red or velvety dark red, Selecta one offers an impressive range covering the entire red palette, the most popular colour for Poinsettias. With Christmas Feelings®, Christmas Beauty, Christmas Glory and many other varieties, a whole range of distinctive Poinsettias showcase Selecta’s expertise in the colour red. The breeder would this year like to highlight the Christmas Universe variety: an intense dark red, good-quality foliage, outstanding in production, compact, extremely easy to pack and very long-lasting. Another highly promising variety is the new dark-red, medium-growth Christmas Flair.

A new, modern variety comes in the form of Christmas Surprise with its unusually vivid orange. It has a medium-early response time of seven-and-a-half weeks, medium vigour and large bracts and is suitable for all pot sizes.

‘Like the ears of a mouse’ – thus was born the name and marketing concept for Selecta’s ever-popular Christmas Mouse® with its round bracts. This distinctive Christmas star variety is suitable for different pot sizes – from 6 cm to 14 cm – and has good branching. New for 2021: Christmas Mouse® Pink.

Another highlight is SkyStar® – the ‘Superstar of Christmas Stars!’ – which was launched in 2020. On the red-coloured leaves, white dots are reflected like the flares of a spotlight. This variety has dark-green foliage, thick, robust, dark-red, V-shaped stems and a good root system.
 
As an online alternative to the cancelled trade fairs, Selecta one is publishing its entire range – from Poinsettias, perennials and Chrysanthemums to bedding and balcony plants and pot carnations – on the digital platform https://sortenschau.selecta-one.com. Selecta also invites you to visit its digital corporate media website www.selecta-one.com and social media (Facebook: www.facebook.com/selectaone1, Instagram: www.instagram.com/selecta_one and YouTube: www.youtube.com/selectaone). The current Selecta catalogues are available as online flip catalogues at https://www.selecta-one.com/en/service/catalogue_cultural_recommendation.

Press Release: Selecta’s Poinsettia highlights of 2021 – strong red and special varieties (PDF)