Freedom™ Red, White, Pink, Marble, Jingle Bells, Bright Red, Fireworks, and Peppermint
- Colors available – Red, Pink, White, Marble, Jingle Bells, Bright Red, Fireworks, and Peppermint
- Dark green leaves
- 8 week response time. Flower initiation approximately September 15th for November 15th timing
- Medium vigor
Key Selling Points:
- Adaptable to a wide range of container sizes.
- Proven performance in energy efficient poinsettia programs.
- Family is uniform in size, habit, and timing. Suitable for multi-color combination pots.
- Perfect timing for early season sales.
- Freedom Fireworks is an outstanding novelty with lance shaped bracts, giving this variety is name as its bracts resemble exploding fireworks.
- Freedom Peppermint is an early flowering option in pink peppermint.
Tips for Success:
- The Florel® “sandwich” technique will enhance uniformity of branch position. Apply 250-500 ppm 5 days before and 5 days after pinch.
- A soft pinch and leaf removal at pinch is beneficial and will maximize light penetration to the new shoots and stem.
- Susceptible to late season stretch but responds well to negative DIF treatments and standard growth regulating applications.
- Freedom Fireworks and Bright Red will finish slightly later than the rest of the colors in the family.
- Freedom is sensitive to drying or rapid changes in light and temperature conditions, which may result in minor leaf curl, leaf burn and/or lower branch wilting.
- Maintain even soil moisture levels and avoid high soluble salts.
- Bracts are susceptible to sunburn if exposed to high light intensities at finish. Provide shade to prevent damage to mature bracts.
- Exotherm Termil® may bleach the color on expanded bracts. Discontinue use of this product during bract formation.
Suggested Product Forms:
- 2.5” Mini
- 4” Pixie Pinched
- 6-6.5” Pinched
- 8” Multi Pinched
- 10” Multi Pinched
- Hanging Baskets
- Single Stem or Non-Pinch
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