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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences

Year: 2002  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 668 - 669

Evaluation of Rose Cultivars as Cut Flower Production

Raheela Tabassum, Abdul Ghaffoor, Kashif Waseem and M. Amjad Nadeem

Abstract

Maximum plant height (139.83 cm) and late sprouting was recorded in englique. Maximum number of flowers per plant (41.00) was observed in the rose variety, daydream. Alexendra and paradise had the maximum flower size (7.93 cm) maximum number of petals (59.20) in yankee doodle and longest life persistency (17.17 days) in golden times was recorded. The maximum vase life of 8.00 days was observed in variety freesia, whereas the maximum number of branches per plant (12.50) was noted in paradise. In conclusion, alexendra and paradise are recommended for out door beautification due to their large flower size and golden times is recommended for long flower persistency. For cut flower production freesia is recommended due to its vase life.

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