In the red

Hundreds of poinsetties are grown each year to supply the local market over the holiday season.

Yoon Jung Ahn

Yoon Jung Ahn

Yoon Jung Ahn, an international student from South Korea, left, and Shawn Carl, horticulture student, check out racks of freshly grown poinsettias Tuesday at Vancouver Island University’s G.R. Paine Horticultural Training Centre on East Wellington Road.

Hundreds of the plants are grown each year to supply the local market over the holiday season.