dec9a1While you may connect poinsettias with Christmas, you may not realize that there is an official Poinsettia Day in December on December 12th that recognizes this beautiful symbol of Christmas.

This blog post offers some information on Poinsettia Day and provides you with information on this year’s poinsettia collection at Allen’s Flowers and Plants.dec9a2

About Poinsettia Day

The reason that Poinsettia Day is celebrated on December 12th each year is because this is the date that Joe Roberts Poinsett died. He was an American botanist, minister to Mexico, and physician who discovered the poinsettia plan in Southern Mexico in 1828 and sent it back to his home in Charleston, South Carolina.

This special day was created in 2002 by the House of Representatives to also honor Paul Ecke, Jr. who is considered to be the founder of the poinsettia industry because he discovered how to cause the poinsettia seedlings to branch and grow.dec9a4

Today, the Ecke ranch in Encinitas, California continues to promote and grow the poinsettia plan, which has become known as a beloved symbol of Christmas. It is now a popular blooming plant that is displayed around the world during the holidays in both its red and white varieties.

Our Poinsettia Collection

With Encinitas just a few miles away from our San Diego flower shops, we are proud to include local varieties of the poinsettia in all our locations as well as through our online flower store.dec9a3

This year, we have a few different options to choose from when buying a poinsettia to display in your home or office or to give as a gift to a loved one, colleague, or client.  Our poinsettia options include the following choices:

  • Christmas red poinsettia in regular, large, and double varieties;
  • Christmas white poinsettia; and
  • A holiday basket that includes a red poinsettia, white cyclamen, and bright green pothos and dieffenbachia displayed in a wicker basket with a festive plaid taffeta ribbon.

Along with all of our Christmas collection of flowers, gifts, and gift baskets, these poinsettias are ready for order and delivery throughout San Diego and across the country. Now is the time to place your order so you can be ready for the Christmas holiday season!