Introduction to Floriculture

Introduction to Floriculture

2nd Edition - February 25, 1992

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  • Editor: Roy Larson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124077911

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Every major floriculture crop is discussed in detail in Introduction to Floriculture, Second Edition. The information presented can be used as guidelines for the production of these crops. Divided into two sections on miscellaneous cut flowers and other flowering potted plants, this newly revised edition updates and expands on the existing information from the first edition and contains two completely new chapters on specialty cut flowers and geraniums. This book will be an invaluable source of information for the student as well as the commercial grower.

Key Features

  • Surveys every major commercial floriculture crop in detail
  • Covers history, taxonomy, economics, propagation, general culture, disease and insect problems, physiological disorders, and marketing in each chapter
  • Presents the latest information that can be used as guidelines for the commercial production of crops
  • Discusses response of specific crops to management practices such as temperature and daylength manipulation, use of growth regulators, and hypobaric storage
  • Written by 25 recognized floriculture crop experts


Horticulture students and researchers, general agriculture and plant science students and researchers, commercial flower growers, botanists, crop scientists, plant pathologists, teachers, and extension specialists in floriculture

Table of Contents

  • Cut Flowers:
    A.M. Kofranek, Cut Chrysanthemums.
    C.A. Whealy, Carnations.
    D.J. Durkin, Roses.
    M.N. Rogers, Snapdragons.
    T.J. Sheehan, Orchids.
    G.J. Wilfret, Gladiolus.
    A.M. Armitage, Specialty Cut Flowers.
    Potted Plants:
    A. De Hertogh, Bulbous and Tuberous Plants.
    R.A. Larson, Azaleas.
    G.D. Crater, Potted Chrysanthemums.
    R.K. Kimmins, Gloxinias, African Violets, and Other Gesneriads.
    D.E. Hartley, Poinsettias.
    T.C. Weiler, Easter Lilies.
    D.A. Bailey, Hydrangeas.
    R.E. Widmer, Cyclamen.
    M.G. Karlsson and R.D. Heins, Begonias.
    A.J. Pertuit, Jr., Kalanchoe.
    W.C. Fonteno, Geraniums.
    P.A. Hammer, Other Flowering Pot Plants.
    W.H. Carlson, M.P. Kaczperski, and E.M. Rowley, Bedding Plants.
    V.R. Walter, Hanging Baskets, Standards, Combination Pots, and Vertical Gardens.
    C.A. Conover, Foliage Plants.
    Chapter References.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 636
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1992
  • Published: February 25, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124077911

About the Editor

Roy Larson

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North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A.

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