Warming Up for Christmas

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‘Autumn Leaves’—a warm blend of autumn-inspired shades

Here’s a different spin on the typical Poinsettia—a unique Blue Ribbon variety in a warm blend of autumn-inspired shades. Deep apricot-yellow bracts are flecked with pink, bringing to mind a sunny fall nature walk or some freshly baked pumpkin spice cookies gently dusted with cinnamon.

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A simple yet elegant table decoration

‘Autumn Leaves’ is a boon for those of us who want an increasingly earlier start to the holidays. It makes a lovely Thanksgiving centerpiece that can stay in place right through Christmas with a simple switch of festive tablecloths after dinner.

Its non-traditional color scheme makes this Poinsettia eye-catching enough to use alone as a minimalist countertop decoration. For a cozy harvest tablescape we suggest adding some fresh greens and fragrant herbs to round out the holiday arrangement.

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Stylish earthy tones keep ‘Autumn Leaves’ on trend

Earthy tones are trendy for Christmas and ‘Autumn Leaves’ is right in line with the trend. Overall it has a coppery cast, which pairs nicely with the elegant rose-gold ornaments we’re about to start seeing on branches and wreaths for the season. This is a novelty variety that happens to be quite stylish. You’ll notice that as it ages the apricot color deepens for an even richer, more striking look.

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Warm apricot color deepens with age

‘Autumn Leaves’ also makes a versatile gift. Bring this plant to a rustic Thanksgiving gathering and your host/hostess can enjoy it all the way through a cozy Christmas. After that they can dress it up for a posh New Year’s Eve celebration.