Ornamental Bulbs, Corms and Tubers
This volume considers ornamental bulbs, including the related storage organs of corms and tubers. An immense amount of research literature has been distilled, such that general principles are stressed throughout, but common examples are considered in some detail.
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Origins Breeding and Selection
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aerial Allium Alstroemeria anemone anthesis Apeldoorn autumn axil base plate bulb units bulbils cold requirement colour commercial corms crocus crop cultivars cut flowers dahlia damage daughter bulbs depending on cultivar disease dormancy early forcing effects emergence ethylene flower bud flower initiation foliage freesia garden genera geophytes gladiolus glasshouse grades growers growing season grown growth herbicides high temperature hippeastrum horticultural hyacinth hybrids hypocotyl important increase infected inflorescence large bulbs large numbers leaf leaf bases leaves lifting lily low temperature low-temperature treatment meristems methods micropropagation monocotyledonous mother bulb Muscari narcissus narcissus bulbs nematodes Netherlands normal outdoor perianth period pest photosynthesis planting density pot plants produce propagation range Rees replanting rhizome roots scales seed senescence shoot soil species spring Summer stage stem sterile storage organs tazetta tubers tulip bulbs twin-scales usually vegetative virus weeks weight whilst winter yield