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Variety and Timing Experiments with Hardy Mum Pot Plants for Mother's Day


Variety and Timing Experiments with Hardy Mum Pot Plants


Preliminary trials in 1949 (l) showed that hardy mums could be forced as a Mother's Day pot plant. During the spring season of 1950, twenty-six hardies were used to deter mine the best varieties and the best treatments for obtaining plants with sales appeal. Most varieties made ideal pot plants for Mother's Day when given 50 short days follow ed by 12 long days and then short days to bloom. The tops of the plants averaged about 14 inches above the rim of the pot and dis played many open flowers on elongated pedicels.

Source: • New York State Flower Growers Incorporated, Bulletin #63

Keywords: Hardy Mum Pot Plants

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