From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

The Unbelievably Entertaining Journey of the Poinsettia: From Fever Fighter to Festive Decor

Ah, the poinsettia—those vibrant, red plants that seem to pop up everywhere during the holiday season. They grace many places around the United States from the halls of the White House to the cozy corners of your home, but how did they become the darlings of December decor? Let’s dive into the wild journey of this festive foliage.  

Our Top 5 Poinsettias of the Season

As one of the most famed and favored holiday houseplants, poinsettias are known for their fantastic color, tropical nature, and rich history. This makes them the perfect plant to have around to ring in some holiday cheer and create family traditions. At our year-round locations, we not only carry the traditional red poinsettia, but over 10 other varieties, as well as various sizes, to suit your decorating and gifting needs.

Plant of the Week: Autumn Leaves Poinsettias

We're falling for Autumn Leaves Poinsettias! It's easy to see why poinsettias are a holiday tradition that keeps on growing. The traditional red poinsettia has grown into a huge array of colors and varieties. If you love unique poinsettias, you'll love this year's newest variety on the scene... Autumn Leaves! This warm poinsettia is a stunning peachy yellow mixed with a pale pink perfect for the holiday table. Autumn Leaves will make a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving tablescapes and will transition beautifully into your Christmas decor.