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Poinsettias come back in style as cut flowers

publication date: Feb 1, 2001
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In spite of this unusually violent weather they’ve been having, southern California’s climate makes it a mecca of cut flower production. (The ASCFG will be holding its annual conference in San Diego this fall - don’t miss it). 100 years ago, the area was well known as the heart of cut flower poinsettia production. That’s right, cut flower poinsettias. Until the development of compact, potted varieties, poinsettias were grown outdoors in large fields, and shipped back east as cut flowers. But the potted varieties took over the market and poinsettias were forgotten as cuts.

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