University of Florida

2013 Industry Poinsettia Trial Field Day

Calling all industry professionals: Join us for our annual poinsettia field day!

The 2013 Poinsettia Trial Field Day will be held Tuesday, December 10, 9am–3pm, in the UF Environmental Horticulture Greenhouse Complex in Gainesville (map).

The trials are sponsored by poinsettia breeder companies and this year there are 130 varieties from Beekenkamp, Dummen, Ecke, Selecta/Ball, and Syngenta. Emphasis is on the newer and more important varieties, with many being shown for the first time.

On the industry day, Jim Barrett will lead a discussion on the varieties at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. The afternoon session is always smaller and we are better able to address your particular issues and questions then. No registration is required. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Jim Barrett at

Poinsettia Show and Sale information can be found at The Poinsettia Show and Sale is for Master Gardeners and the public and will be held December 5 and 6. There are no plants for sale at the Industry Field Day.


specialty poinsettias

poinsettias in the greenhouse