I adore Pointsettias. I must buy several every December, some for indoors and maybe one or more for my porch outdoors. I think they're beautiful! I love them perfectly red, marbled(which I can't seem to find), "Jingle Bell" which is red with white speckles, "Country Quilt" which is red and yellow, double flowered, curly flowered. I don't really care for them in white or pink though. They look kind of fake to me. But I adore this variety called "Ice Punch"! So pretty!
Poinsettias are native to Mexico so they sometimes do well planted in the ground here in SoCal. It always seem that the fancy varieties do not. I have seen them grown in gardens and they get about 7 feet tall! I was taught by a friend to prune them on St. Patrick's Day and Independence Day to manage them well.