Poinsettia Picture Gallery - Displaying and Caring for Poinsettias
By Jamie McIntosh
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Florists rely on dye to create blue poinsettias.
Photo © flickr user thirteenthbat
Perhaps after the long-sought after blue rose, the second most desired blue flower is the poinsettia. You can find these, and other exotic hues amongst the poinsettia offerings this year, but the colors aren’t nature-made. Florists use special nontoxic dyes and an ethanol-based solvent that won’t harm the bracts to create these rainbow alternatives.