Celebrating the Nurseryman Who Popularized the Poinsettia: Paul Ecke

Paul Ecke, Mr. Poinsettia

“Gardeners will be fascinated to learn that the Ecke family was able to distinguish themselves as a superior grower of poinsettias by using a secret technique to keep their plants compact and hardy. Their solution was simple. They grafted two varieties of poinsettias together, causing every seedling to branch and become bushy.” January 28, 1895…

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