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In The News: Growing Tips for ‘Mirage’ and ‘Lyra’ Poinsettias


Herb J. Vander Ende, Director at Burnaby Lake Greenhouses in Surrey, B.C., trialed ‘Lyra’ and ‘Mirage’ poinsettias from Syngenta Flowers in a production setting during the 2017 poinsettia season.

  • ‘Mirage’ is a compact to medium vigorous variety with a strong, vibrant-red color that finishes early to mid-season, around Nov. 15.
  • ‘Lyra’ is a mid-season variety with medium to vigorous growth and a brilliant dark-red color that finishes around Nov. 22.

Both varieties are easy to grow without any special requirements, can handle all climates, and perform well under low light conditions. Now that the 2017 poinsettia season is over, here are Vander Ende’s observations based on his experience with growing ‘Lyra’ and ‘Mirage.’

Read about Herb's experiences with Lira and Mirage at Greenhouse Grower