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Christmas flowers set for wholesale as Yuletide nears

Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters

Posted at Dec 04 2021 11:27 AM

Readying Poinsettias for Christmas

Nursery operative Rita Sturmane sleeves some of the six hectares of Poinsettia traditional Christmas red flowers that have been grown for six months before selling them wholesale at the Uniplumo Wyestown nursery in Dublin, Ireland on Friday. Especially popular during Christmas, the plant’s star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem while its color represents the blood of Jesus Christ shed during crucifixion.