North Carolina produces 4.4-million poinsettias a year and they're not all red.
Cortez Burgundy, Bravo Bright Red, Ruby Frost, Jubilee White, Pink Cadillac are just a few of the inventively named colors.
NC State has been is the site of the annual National Poinsettia Trial for more than 20 years.
So NPR's Leoneda Inge visited with Dr. John Dole at the CALS Horticulture Field Lab greenhouses, filled with the varieties surveyed for this year's annual evaluation.
Dr. Dole explains why North Carolina's multi-million dollar poinsettia industry is famous all over the world.