Evaluating the Vase Life of New Cut Flowers - Year 1 (2006)
Each year a large number of new cultivars and species are released by plant breeders, propagators, and suppliers. They are evaluated in the National Annual and Perennial Cut Flower Trial Programs, administered by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) and N. C. State University. These new cultivars are tested at approximately 40 locations in the United States and Canada, providing valuable information on yield, stem length, and market appeal. However, a new cut flower must also have a long postharvest life. This study screened 14 new cut flower species/cultivars to determine which ones have a long vase life.
Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #439