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Growth Regulator Notes (1977, No. 40)


Flowering of Gardenia radicans


The literature (2) indicates that flowering of the shrub orfloristgardenia (Gardeniajasininoides) can be timed by means of exposure to tempera tures under 65°F. The gardenia is also reported sensitive to daminozide (B-nine) which causes more compact growth and may contribute to heavier bud set (1, 3). The dwarf gardenia (G. radicans) flowers heav ily in the spring on compact plants well suited to pot culture. If flower bud set and forcing condi tions can be controlled, it offers a good possibili ty as a holiday season pot plant.

Source: • Horticulture Digest, No. 40

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