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  • Managing perennial stock plants with Florel

    Published on August 18, 2004

    Michigan State research determines whether Florel (active ingredient: ethephon) can be used as a tool to keep perennial stock plants vegetative and increase the number of cuttings harvested for six species of herbaceous perennials.

  • Tender perennials

    Published on June 29, 2004

    Research-based information is presented on tender (or marginally cold hardy) herbaceous perennials that have ornamental appeal.

  • Florel on summer production of pansy

    Published on April 18, 2004

    We performed experiments to determine if ethephon (e.g., Florel) could be used to delay flowering of pansy and viola when grown under bright, warm and long-day conditions.

  • PGR rates and timing for plug production

    Published on November 18, 2003

    Application rates and timing of the plant growth regulator Bonzi (active ingredient: paclobutrazol) was put to the test in this Michigan State University research on seedling plugs of bedding plants.

  • New Guinea impatiens: Flowers on time

    Published on September 11, 2000

    New Guinea impatiens can be tricky to schedule for flowering on a particular day. These Michigan State University researchers unlock this plant’s secrets.

  • Plug storage

    Published on September 29, 1994

    This 20-page pdf document contains research-based information on storing seeding plugs.