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Orange spice poinsettia

Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Orange Spice'
Plant Botanical Name: 
Euphorbia pulcherrima
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Orange Spice'

The 'Orange Spice' poinsettia was first introduced into successful trials by California's Ecke Ranch about 10 years ago. The strikingly bright, true orange bracts stand in bold contrast to more traditional varieties. While considered a novelty color for the winter holidays, 'Orange Spice' has finally succeeded in extending the market season for poinsettias; its intense orange color has seen the plant winning customers as early as Halloween!