amyeweber
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Pointsettia

Hi,

I am new to the forum. I am trying to get my pointsettia to bloom from last year. I don't know if this is a stupid question or not but are pointsettia's dyed? I was in the nursery at home depot yesterday and saw some with blue and green flowers. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks

Amy

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Blue and purple poinsettia

Hi Amy,

Welcome to the Helpful Gardener. No question is ever stupid when it comes to gardening, so not to worry. :) Your question is a good one, especially with the different colors seen today. The colored part of the plant is actually a bract and not the flower. The flower is in the middle of the colored bracts, which are a type of leaf. The new colors like blue are dyed. There is no blue in this species. You might find this Washington Post article interesting.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/07/AR2005120700547.html

Here's how to get your poinsettia to bloom again.
https://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~vista/html_pubs/point/point.htm

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amyeweber
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Thank you very much for the information...That is exactly what I was looking for!

Take Care,

Amy

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Amy, you are very welcome. Just saw on the local news today that the gal from Valley View Farms talked about all the purple colored ones for the Ravens. They lost anyway! :(

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amyeweber
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They played a great game! We were sooo close! I love Valley View Farms...I just took my boys there the other day to look at all the lights and trees.


Amy

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