Winter Rose™ Early Family- Tips and Basic Culture

Winter Rose™ Early Family- Tips and Basic Culture

  • Winter Rose™ Early Red
  • Winter Rose™ Pink
  • Winter Rose™ Marble
  • Peppermint Twist™
  • Eggnog

Product Description:

  • Colors available – Red, Pink, Marble, Peppermint, and Cream (Eggnog).
  • Dark green incurved leaves and incurved bracts. 
  • Unique globe shaped flower heads.
  • 8-8.5 week response time.  Flower initiation approximately September 15th for November 15th-20th timing.
    • Winter Rose Early Red, Pink, and Marble – 8 week response time
    • Peppermint Twist and Eggnog - 8 to 8.5 week response time
  • Small to medium poinsettia.
Key Selling Points:
  • Novelty type builds consumer interest at retail.
  • Adaptable to a wide range of container sizes.
  • Ideal for space efficient production because of leaf and bract position.
  • Uniform in size, habit, and timing.  Winter Rose Early Red, Pink, and Marble can be effectively utilized together in multi-color pots while Eggnog and Peppermint Twist make an interesting combination.
  • Shoots and bracts present uniformly without dominant branching.
  • Perfect timing for early season sales.
  • Superior post harvest qualities.

Tips for Success:

  • Compact series of poinsettias requiring little or no growth regulating.  If height control is needed the series is responsive to negative DIF treatments and standard growth regulating applications.
  • 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.
  • Leaves and bracts are incurved under normal conditions; under high temperatures and humidity leaves and bracts will flatten out.
  • Series requires less water than traditional poinsettia types due to leaf type and plant habit.
  • Incurved bracts can collect moisture; apply preventative fungicides for botrytis and powdery mildew and provide environmental conditions that prevent foliar diseases in the finishing environment.

Special Concerns:

  • Not recommended for cold growing as bract expansion will be compromised. 

Suggested Product Forms for Eggnog and Peppermint Twist:

  • 2.5” Mini
  • 2.5-3” Mini Pinched
  • 4” Pixie Pinched
  • 5-5.5”
  • 6-6.5” Pinched
  • 8” Multi Pinched
  • 10” Multi Pinched
  • Mini Tree
  • Trees
  • Single Stem or Non-Pinch

Suggested Product Forms for Winter Rose Early Red, Pink and Marble:

  • 2.5” Mini
  • 2.5-3” Mini Pinched
  • 4” Pixie Pinched
  • 5-5.5”
  • 6-6.5” Pinched
  • 8” Multi Pinched
  • Mini Tree
  • Hanging Basket
  • Single Stem or Non- Pinch

Cultural Support:

Rebecca Siemonsma

Ecke Ranch Technical Support

(P) 760-944-4060

(F) 605-292-0238

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