Poinsettias became popular in the early 1900s when the Ecke family started farming these euphorbias in southern California. Each year breeders continue to create hardier and more beautiful cultivars from bright reds, maroons, purples, oranges to pinks, variegated color combinations and some that resemble roses while others have colorful serrated bracts and foliage. Also look for planter combinations with poinsettias and the Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’. It resembles a sprinkling of dainty-white snowflakes surrounding the poinsettia. Visit your local garden center for the latest colors, shapes and sizes and fall in love again with the king of holiday plants.