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Comparative Analysis of Hybrid Lily Cut Flower Varieties

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The following tables have been put together with the intention of allowing the grower to review key cultural traits of Hybrid Lily Varieties utilized in cut flower production. By comparing variety to variety the grower can evaluate variety performance by size during the year which has been segregated into three planting periods .

Variety performance as noted within these tables are met for guideline purposes only. Each greenhouse depending upon location and growing conditions may experience variations. However, the data is relative, and if your results are plus or minus of what we report here, your over all results will still be valid as you adjust them plus or minus to what we report. As an example: We state that Star Gazer 12/14 planted in January will be 90 cm tall, take 115 days to force, and will have 3-4 flowers. If you find that Star Gazer planted in January in your Greenhouse takes 110 days and is 85 cm tall, then you can figure other varieties will be faster and a little bit shorter than we report.

The calendar year has been divided into three Planting Periods. If a variety has an x in the column, this means that the variety is suggested for planting during this time period. It does not mean that this is the optimum planting period for the variety, it means the variety will perform planted during this time period without cultural problems. As an example: We state that Pollyanna can be planted in all three planting periods. While this is true, Pollyanna is best suited to Planting Period II as it performs exceptionally well under warm conditions, and high light intensities. In Planting Periods I & III while Pollyanna will grow without cultural problems, it takes longer to force than the other varieties in the schedule at this time, and thus ties up bench space when other varieties will perform just as well, and better fit the over all forcing plan by being a better "fit" time wise with the balance of the program.

Hybrid Lily Bulbs can be forced the entire year, the key to success in any year round program (or seasonal program for that mater) is variety, and bulb size selection. Using our Comparative Analysis Tables is a good place to start. However, as the Pollyanna example illustrates, it is important to talk with you GLOECKNER representative to help in fine tuning variety selection.

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