Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

St Louis red poinsettia

Plant Botanical Name: 
Euphorbia pulcherrima
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
St. Louis Red

This was the poinsettia grown throughout the United States and Europe until around 1920. It was first marketed as the St. Louis red poinsettia by Louis Bourdet of St. Louis, Missouri, around 1924.