QUESTION: I was at my local garden center and saw a poinsettia plant with blue flowers. Are blue poinsettias real?
ANSWER: Poinsettias with blue flowers are indeed real poinsettia plants. But there’s a catch! The flowers are dyed to make them blue. It’s a special dye that won’t hurt the plant, so it continues to grow as usual if you take good care of it.
But breeders do breed varying colors of poinsettia flowers, and you’ll find non-dyed poinsettia flowers that are white, cream or even a combination of red and white. Those plants were bred to bloom in these colors.